Chenkalloor Dakshayani at Chengannur Mahadevar Temple (Chenkalloor Mahadeva Temple)

Chenkalloor Dakshayani
ID Number:Chip id Number: 00065DE11E - Local id Number: 451 - 
612 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 88 years
Management:Free contact
Location:Chengannur Mahadevar Temple (Chenkalloor Mahadeva Temple)
ArrivedChengannur Mahadevar Temple (Chenkalloor Mahadeva Temple)
from Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB)
Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) 1949-00-00
from Kollampuzha Thiruvarattu Kavu
Kollampuzha Thiruvarattu Kavu
from Kodanadu Elephant training centre
Born:1930?
Document updated2016-04-29: text
2018-03-18: nrs
Age not scientifically confirmed

“The certificate issued by the State Forest Department says she was 76 as on July 18, 2007. We do not know the exact age in which she was gifted by the royals,” says Subramanian Namboodiri, TDB’s Chenkalloor sub-group officer.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/Meet-Dakshayani---Worlds-Oldest-Elephant-in-Captivity/2016/04/25/article3398244.ece
  • http://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/oldest-elephant-in-kerala-to-enter-guinness-world-records.html
  • Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, E.K. Easwaran, T.S. Rajeev, Marshal.C.Radhakrishnan, S. R. Sujata and Nibha Namboodiri , India

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