Rathi at Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai)

† Rathi
ID Number:Local id Number: 15 - 
34 in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 66 years old (approximate age) about 66 years old (approximate age)
Dentition:not visible
Dead date: 2013-01-23,
Death reason: age:
Location:Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai)
ArrivedTheppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai)
from Mudumalai National Park
Born:~1947 wild in
Mudumalai National Park
Capture: 1942-04-11,
Offspring:13 !
Document updated2018-05-04: new record
2018-05-20: death report
13 babies and a film star!

1941: Rathi was captured in 1941 when she was six years old

She shared screen space with Rajinikanth in Annai Oru Aalayam and MGR in Neerum Neruppum , among others.

She made friends with other elephants at the camp and lived long enough to become a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother...On January 23, at 5.30 p.m, Rathi died. She was laid to rest at Abhayaranyam camp in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. She was 78. Said to be the oldest captive Asian elephant in the country, Rathi was a special one.

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