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

♂ Andal

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact

People killed:4: 2019-12-06: Killed mahout in in Kurumbapatti Zoo, Mr P Kaliappan, 45, and trampled three people at the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai in 2009
Born:* 1950 unknown (unconfirmed claimed birth date)
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Locations - owners
Present / last location:Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India

Date of arrival

2019-12-00Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
from Kurumbapatti Zoological Park

2009-01-00Kurumbapatti Zoological Park
from Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)

2009-01-28Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)
from Koodalagar Azhagar Kovil (Alagar temple)

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History of updates2022-04-27

Latest document update2023-01-22 19:38:29
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Andal is a living sick Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India.

Andal arrived in 2019-12-00 to the Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), relocated from the Kurumbapatti Zoological Park, in India.


Andal 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. ♂ Barani born 1986-01-20
  3. 3. ♂ Bullu
  4. 4. ♀ Durga
  5. 5. ♂ Kalim born 1969
  6. 6. ♂ Kapil dev born 1983-05-05
  7. 7. ♂ Mariappan born 1989
  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 2010-04-00
  15. 15. ♀ unknown born 2005-07-06
  16. 16. ♀ unknown born 2019?
  17. 17. ♀ unknown born ~2014
  18. 18. ♀ Valli born ~1947
  19. 19. ♂ Vikram born 1999


Andal was born unknown .

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2009-05-07: The 58-year-old Andal, an elephant of Madurai Kallalagar Temple, was taken to the camp in the Nilgiris for treatment on January 28, where it was detected that he was affected by Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)

2019-12-06: Tragedy struck at the Kurumbapatti zoological park, a mini zoo situated in the foothills of Shervaroyan hills near Yercaud, about 10 km from here on Monday evening, when a female elephant trampled its Mahout to death.

The 68-year-old pachyderm, Aandal, brought to the park from Alagar Kovil near Madurai in 2009, had in a sudden fit of anger, when it was being examined by a veterinary doctor, lifted aloft Mahout Kaliappan standing near it, thrashed him on the floor and trampled him underneath her massive feet, forest department sources said on Tuesday. “The elephant was shifted to the Anamalai Tiger Reserve for further treatment. Officials there will take care of the elephant.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Andal, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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