Lakshmi at Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Lakshmi at Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo

Lakshmi
ID Number:Local id Number: Laxmi - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 59 years old
Management:Free contact
People killed:1
Location:Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
ArrivedMumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
from Sonepur Mela Haathi Bazaar (Harihar Kshetra Mela)
Born:1959 wild
Document updated2009-12-09: name
2010-03-28: killed a visitor
2011-03-18: Mankiller RE
2013-10-26: picture
2018-05-27: prev location, Bihar, alt spelling name
Remembering his father’s work at the zoo, Khan said, “When I was working as a labourer at the zoo, my father used to be ruthless with me if I didn’t do my work properly. I still remember when he got Laxmi from Bihar in 1990.

2010-03-28: Killed a trespasser who entered the elephant area.

Sources, among others

  • https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/in-pics-father-to-mumbai-s-elephants-will-retire-from-his-jumbo-task/story-VDOL3BVwLTSQQt2X6IyOJL.html
  • http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-dna-exclusive-54-year-old-elephant-laxmi-and-55-year-old-zoo-keeper-prakash-gangaram-kadam-are-the-oldest-residents-of-byculla-zoo-1901909
  • Elephant kills man in Mumbai zoo

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