Vedanayagi an Asian elephant at Bhavani Sangameshwarar Vedanayagiamman temple

 ☨ ♀ Vedanayagi  

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Alternative name:Vedhanayagi
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 43 years old (estimated age)
Id numberLocal id Number: 27
117 in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu
Born:* 1976? wild
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Dead date: 2019-11-29
Death reason: disease: diabetes related?
Present / last location:Bhavani Sangameshwarar Vedanayagiamman temple, in India

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Bhavani Sangameshwarar Vedanayagiamman temple

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† Vedanayagi is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Bhavani Sangameshwarar Vedanayagiamman temple, in India, disease in 2019-11-29, diabetes related?(see detailed list).


Vedanayagi was born wild 1976?.

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The elephant was donated by a group of individuals from Namakkal district to the temple in 1980, when it was just four-years-old. Since then, the elephant named Vedanayagi had been associated with the events organised by the temple authorities.

A few years ago, the elephant developed diabetes and fell ill. “Thereafter, Vedanayagi couldn’t stand and walk normally due to the wounds on its limbs. It also didn’t participate in the elephant rejuvenation camp over the last two years. Owing to its poor health, the elephant was also fed with a special nutritious diet in the temple itself,” said an HR & CE official.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Vedanayagi, an Asian at Bhavani Sangameshwarar Vedanayagiamman temple in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 November 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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