Asian elephants can normally live into their mid-50 s. Nevertheless, a couple of have actually made it into their 80 s. Lin Wang, an Asian elephant at Taipei Zoo in Taiwan, lived to be 86 At the time of his death in 2003, he held the Guinness World Record for being the earliest elephant in captivity

Dakshayani, an elephant at the Chengalloor Mahadeva Temple in Kerala, India likewise had a long life. Provided the label “Gaja Muthassi” (implying “elephant granny”), she passed away in February at 88 years of age.

In the United States, there are a number of Asian elephants in their 70 s: Shirley, who lives at Tennessee’s Elephant Sanctuary, is 70 years of ages, while Ambika at the National Zoo in Washington, DC is71 It deserves keeping in mind, however, that these ages are typically approximated.