Eight-year old Masini at the Chadivayal elephant camp near Siruvani in Pooluvampatti Range
|Species:||Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)|
|Sex and age:||Female ♀ about 11 years old (approximate age)|
|Management:||Free contact||People killed:||1: trampled its mahout Gajendran to death 2018-05-26|
|Location:||Samayapuram Sri Mariamman Temple|
|Arrived||Samayapuram Sri Mariamman Temple 2016-10-31|
from Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal)
Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal) 2015-11-07
from Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai)
Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai) 2006-00-00
from Mudumalai National Park
|Capture:||2007, orphaned near Masiniamman temple at Kargudi|
|Document updated||2018-05-27: mankiller|
|The Forest Department had rescued Masini as a calf in Kargudi, near Mudumalai, after finding her emaciated and separated from the herd.|
The elephant first came under the care of Manban, who moved over to train another elephant in the camp. Manban’s son-in-law Bomman took charge of the elephant and had been her Mahout since then.
When it left the Mudumalai camp last week, after the government decided to give the elephant to the Samayapuram Mariamman Temple, the staff at the camp bid adieu to the friendly calf. The elephant was brought to the plains to slowly prepare itself for the rather hot weather in Tiruchi.
2015-10-31: On Saturday evening, Masini boarded the lorry to Coimbatore, said sources.
Masini was the last elephant given by former chief minister J Jayalalithaa to a temple in Tamil Nadu.
2018-06-26: trampled its 46-year-old mahout Gajendran to death.
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