Andal an Asian elephant at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)

♂ Andal

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 71 years old
Management:Free contact

People killed:4: 2019-12-06: Killed mahout in in Kurumbapatti Zoo, Mr P Kaliappan, 45, and trampled three people at the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai in 2009
Born:* 1950 unknown
Birth place:
Present / last location:Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India

Date of Arrival
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2019-12-00Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
from Kurumbapatti Zoological Park
Kurumbapatti Zoological Park 2009-01-00
from Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)
Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) 2009-01-28
from Koodalagar Azhagar Kovil (Alagar temple)

Document updated2011-12-13: present location added
2018-03-15: text, details added
2019: Mankiller
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Andal is a living sick Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India.

Andal arrived Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) 2019-12-00, relocated from Kurumbapatti Zoological Park, in India.

In Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), Andal lives together with 20 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Abinaya born 2007
  2. ,
  3. Barani born 1986-01-20
  4. ,
  5. Bullu
  6. ,
  7. Durga
  8. ,
  9. Kalim born 1969
  10. ,
  11. Kapil dev born 1983-05-05
  12. ,
  13. Mariappan born 1989
  14. ,
  15. Raj vardhan born ~2002
  16. ,
  17. Ram born ~1972
  18. ,
  19. Saradha
  20. ,
  21. Selvi
  22. ,
  23. Sivakami born ~1951
  24. ,
  25. Surya born 1976
  26. ,
  27. Tamilan born 2009?
  28. ,
  29. unknown born 2005-07-06
  30. ,
  31. unknown born 2010-04-00
  32. ,
  33. unknown born ~2014
  34. ,
  35. Valli born ~1947
  36. ,
  37. Vijayalaksmi born ~1954
  38. ,
  39. Vikram born 1999
  40. , (see detailed list).


Andal was born unknown 1950.

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2009-05-07: The 58-year-old Andal, an elephant of Madurai Kallalagar Temple, was taken to the camp in the Nilgiris for treatment on January 28, where it was detected that he was affected by Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)

2019-12-06: Tragedy struck at the Kurumbapatti zoological park, a mini zoo situated in the foothills of Shervaroyan hills near Yercaud, about 10 km from here on Monday evening, when a female elephant trampled its mahout to death.

The 68-year-old pachyderm, Aandal, brought to the park from Alagar Kovil near Madurai in 2009, had in a sudden fit of anger, when it was being examined by a veterinary doctor, lifted aloft mahout Kaliappan standing near it, thrashed him on the floor and trampled him underneath her massive feet, forest department sources said on Tuesday. “The elephant was shifted to the Anamalai Tiger Reserve for further treatment. Officials there will take care of the elephant.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Andal, an Asian elephant at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 June 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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