World’s oldest elephant in captivity dies

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Dakshayani, thought to be the world’s oldest elephant in captivity, has died at the age of 88 in India.

Dakshayani was given the title Gaja Muthassi or elephant granny.

Keepers started feeding her pineapples and carrots in recent years after she began to have trouble moving around.

She had not taken part in any public event for several years.

The Travancore Devaswom Board, which runs the temple where she lived, says she was the oldest elephant in captivity and estimated her age at 88.

However, the current Guinness World Record holder for oldest elephant in captivity is Lin Wang, aged 86.

India has more than 2,400 elephants in captivity.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

oh nooo

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

very sad

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

that’s sad

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

too sad to read

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

How rude to put Elephants in captivity!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow interesting

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

So sad

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

i hope she is having a wonderful time in hevan

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s sad I love Elephants

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

sad but cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

thats discusting to put an elephant in captivivity

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

unlucky

clementine
clementine
2 years ago

to sad

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

i feel sorry for her

DragonTail~
DragonTail~
2 years ago

That’s so rude of them to put Dakshayani in Captivity

DragonTail~
DragonTail~
2 years ago

Wow that’s so sad.

DragonTail~
DragonTail~
2 years ago

Very Sad

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Amazing I love it

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

How would you feel is some put you in captivity

Safire
Safire
2 years ago

Soooooo sad ?

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