Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) in India

♂ Mariappan

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Alternative name: Mariyappan



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 35 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1989 captive-born
Birth place: in Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)

Parents: x ♀ Sivakami
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India

Date of arrival

2007-00-00Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
from Madras Vandalur Zoo

Madras Vandalur Zoo
from Samayapuram Sri Mariamman Temple

1996-00-00Samayapuram Sri Mariamman Temple
from Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)

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History of updates2022-04-27

Latest document update2021-02-12 05:06:54
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Mariappan is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India.

Mariappan arrived in 2007-00-00 to the Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), relocated from the Madras Vandalur Zoo, in India.


Mariappan lives together with 19 other elephants at the Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai):

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ⚪ Abinaya born 2007
  2. 2. ♂ Andal
  3. 3. ♂ Barani born 1986-01-20
  4. 4. ♂ Bullu
  5. 5. ♀ Durga
  6. 6. ♂ Kalim born 1969
  7. 7. ♂ Kapil dev born 1983-05-05
  8. 8. ♂ Raj vardhan born ~2002
  9. 9. ♂ Ram born ~1972
  10. 10. ♀ Selvi
  11. 11. ♀ Sivakami born ~1951
  12. 12. ♂ Surya born 1976
  13. 13. ♀ Tamilan born 2009?
  14. 14. ♀ unknown born 2005-07-06
  15. 15. ♂ unknown born 2010-04-00
  16. 16. ♀ unknown born 2019?
  17. 17. ♀ unknown born ~2014
  18. 18. ♀ Valli born ~1947
  19. 19. ♂ Vikram born 1999


Mariappan was born captive-born 1989 at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai).


Parents of Mariappan are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Sivakami (mother).


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Born: ~1951

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Marriappan was born in the tranquil surroundings of the Kozhikamudhi Elephant Camp located in the pristine forests better known as Top Slip in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, near Pollachi, Tamil Nadu. ... His mother Sivagami would interact with wild elephants, and so there was the possibility that Marriappan’s father was a wild male. The two camp elephants, Kaleem and IG-1 could also have been his father especially IG-1 who was often seen with Sivagami.

1989: The elephant was born in captivity in the Anamalai Forest camp;

1996: sold to the temple when it was 7,5 years old

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Mariappan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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