Mudumalai an Asian elephant at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)


♂ Mudumalai

Identification

Local id Number 4
Tamil Nadu database23

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ about 56 years old (approximate age)
Dentition:tusker
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* ~1965 wild
Birth place: in Mudumalai National Park
Capture: 1967-07-09 Mudumalai
Locations
Present / last location:Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1967-07-09Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)
from Mudumalai National Park

Document updated2010-09-05: new record
2018-05-04: tm nr
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Mudumalai is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India.

Mudumalai arrived Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) 1967-07-09, relocated from Mudumalai National Park, in India.

In Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), Mudumalai lives together with 25 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Anna born ~1957
  2. ,
  3. Bhama born ~1949
  4. ,
  5. Bomman born <2000
  6. ,
  7. Cheeran born 1986-07-10
  8. ,
  9. Giri born >2009
  10. ,
  11. Harini
  12. ,
  13. Indhak
  14. ,
  15. Indhar born ~1948
  16. ,
  17. Jambo born <1987
  18. ,
  19. John born >1992
  20. ,
  21. Kamatchi born ~1957
  22. ,
  23. Murthy born 1962
  24. ,
  25. Sankan
  26. ,
  27. Santhosh born 1975-05-15
  28. ,
  29. Sentilvadivu born ~1976
  30. ,
  31. Shankar born ~1967
  32. ,
  33. Srinivas
  34. ,
  35. Sujai (twin) born 1971-05-20
  36. ,
  37. Sumangala born ~1989
  38. ,
  39. Udayan born 1998-11-24
  40. ,
  41. unknown born 2000
  42. ,
  43. unknown born 2016
  44. ,
  45. Vijay (twin) born 1971-05-20
  46. ,
  47. Wasim born 1971-01-31
  48. ,
  49. Wilson born 1988-04-16
  50. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Mudumalai was born wild ~1965 at Mudumalai National Park, captured 1967-07-09 , captured at Mudumalai.


Comments / pictures


from the book In the Village of the Elephants :

Focusing on Bomman, the son of a mahout, and Mudumalai, his father's elephant, the book charts a typical day in the life of the team. The elephants, once used for logging, are seen here in their contemporary role as forest rangers, patrolling the preservations and crop fields.

Lively photographs depict activities ranging from the morning bath in the river to the noontime feeding of the village elephants (Mudumalai receives 20-pound balls of specially concocted porridge) and correspond effectively to the text, which places the reader in the middle of the action ("Having an elephant throw sticks at you might seem like a strange way to wake up, but for Bomman it happens almost every morning").

On a larger scale, the book thoughtfully demonstrates how both humans and animals have had to adapt to a changing world.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Mudumalai, an Asian elephant at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2601. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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