Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Madras Vandalur Zoo in India

♀ Periyanayagi

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Alternative name: Thaiyalnayagi


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Management:Free contact
Born:* unknown
Birth place: in unknown
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Madras Vandalur Zoo, in India

Date of arrival

2008-04-00Madras Vandalur Zoo
from Chinnar elephant camp

Chinnar elephant camp
from Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)

Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
from Vaitheeswaran Koil temple (Pullirukkuvelur)

Record history
History of updates2022-08-24

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Periyanayagi is a living sick Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Madras Vandalur Zoo, in India.

Periyanayagi arrived in 2008-04-00 to the Madras Vandalur Zoo, relocated from the Chinnar elephant camp, in India.


Periyanayagi lives together with 8 other elephants at the Madras Vandalur Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Asokan
  2. Indira
  3. Narasimhan born 2009
  4. Sagar born 2008
  5. Sharon born 2009
  6. unknown born 2010-12-21
  7. unknown
  8. unknown born 2011-09-00


Periyanayagi was born unknown at unknown.

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21 Nagapattinam Vaitheeswaran Koil Thiruppanandal Mutt Periyanayagi Female 57 1955

diagnosed with tuberculosis

2008-04-07: A 30-year-old cow elephant in Pollachi, diagnosed with tuberculosis, was brought to the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Vandalur for treatment a few days ago.

Thaiyalnayagi was hitherto kept in the Kozhikamuthy elephant camp in Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Pollachi.

A senior Forest Department official said the elephant was handed over to Wildlife authorities four years ago by the Vaitheeswarankoil temple authorities as they were unable to take care of it.

The animal was housed in Kozhikamuthy and Chinnar elephant camps for sometime. About three months ago, it was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. As a veterinarian had to be brought in from Coimbatore every time treatment was due, the authorities decided to send the animal to the Vandalur zoo.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Periyanayagi, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Madras Vandalur Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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