Andal an Asian elephant at Renganathar Swamy temple

♀ Andal

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Id numberLocal id Number: 28
118 in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1980 unknown
Birth place:
Present / last location:Renganathar Swamy temple, in India

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

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

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

In Renganathar Swamy temple, Andal lives as single living elephant in this location (see detailed list).


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.

Andal on elephant-news.comElephant News: articles where Andal is mentioned on

2021-02-08Elephants begin journey to thekkampatti for 48-day retreat - Elephant News

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Andal, an Asian at Renganathar Swamy temple in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 March 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2021-02-08Elephants begin journey to thekkampatti for 48-day retreat - Elephant News

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