Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Renganathar Swamy temple in India

♀ Andal

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 44 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1980 unknown
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Present / last location:Renganathar Swamy temple, in India

Date of arrival

1986-10-16Renganathar Swamy temple
from Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)

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Andal is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Renganathar Swamy temple, in India.

Andal arrived in 1986-10-16 to the Renganathar Swamy temple, relocated from the Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India.

In Renganathar Swamy temple, Andal lives as single living elephant at this location


Andal was born unknown 1980.

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2017-08-29: He told me that Andal was 38 years old and she came to Srirangam on 16th October 1986, which is almost 31 years. That is when I realized, why she did not panic when a lot of people surrounded her. She is taking the Kudam filled with water from the Kaveri river as an offering to Ranganatha every day. It is her usual routine of starting her day.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Andal, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Renganathar Swamy temple in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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