Madhubala an Asian elephant at Moiradanga elephant camp

☨ Madhubala
Alternative name:Madhu Bala
ID nr:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 90 years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 2020-05-03
Death reason: age:
Location:Moiradanga elephant camp
ArrivalMoiradanga elephant camp
from Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
Born:* 1930? wild
Offspring:11
Document updated2020-05-04: reported dead
Claimed to have been born in 1930, without any significant verification for this birth year.

Talking to TOI, state’s chief wildlife warden Ravi Kant Sinha said Madhubala had lost the last set of molar teeth recently. “She was born in 1930 and was purchased by the forest department some time in 1969-70. She served the park for 50 years, patrolled different beat areas during its career, and gave birth to eight calves in the park. The park pays tribute to its oldest guard of 50 long years for outstanding, untiring service,” he added.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Madhubala, an Asian at Moiradanga elephant camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=8131. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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