Rukku an Asian elephant at Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple (Tiruvannamalai)


 ☨ ♀ Rukku  


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Alternative name:Rukmani

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 29 years old
Origin
Born:* 1988-04-30 captive-born
Birth place: in Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)

Parents: x ♀ Bhama
Death
Dead date: 2017-03-22
Death reason: accident: sustained injuries when panicking
Locations
Present / last location:Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple (Tiruvannamalai), in India

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1991-00-00Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple (Tiruvannamalai)
from Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)

Document updated2018-04-17: Kerala DCEK Nr
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† Rukku is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple (Tiruvannamalai), in India, of accident in 2017-03-22. Official death reason described as sustained injuries when panicking. (see detailed list).

Origin


Rukku was born captive-born 1988-04-30 at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC).

Parentage


Parents of Rukku are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Bhama (mother).


Siblings through the mother Bhama:

  1. () Mahesh
  2. 1971-01-31(M) Wasim
  3. 1999? - † 1999 () Bairavi

Pedigree


Rukkus pedigree:
P I II III

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Comments / pictures

Born in Mudumalai on April 30, 1988, Rukku was gifted to the temple by former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in August 1995.

The elephant was brought to the temple at the age of three years and domesticated. It was in the temple for close to 27 years. The elephant was given by the Tamil Nadu government to the temple....

The elephant sustained injuries when it was taken out for a regular walk around 9pm on Wednesday. When it was walking through the fifth prakaram of the temple, a pack of dogs barked and ran towards it. The elephant tried to run away and hit a barricade. The mahout and a few others managed to calm down the elephant and gave it water. After a while, it was taken to its shed. However, the elephant panicked when a dog run towards it. When it tried to run away, it hit a tin sheet and sustained multiple injuries.


2017: Rukku (the Temple elephant) passed away at her night enclosure at Arunachaleswarar Temple at 12.30 a.m. on Thursday March 22, 2017.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Rukku, an Asian elephant at Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple (Tiruvannamalai) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5972. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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