Indri (Indra, Indira) at Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)

Female Asian elephant Indri (Indra, Indira) at Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)

† Indri (Indra, Indira)
ID Number:Local id Number: 7 - 
Number: 77 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 82 years
Dead date: 2017-01-30
Death reason: age: natural causes
Location:Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
ArrivedSakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
Capture: 1968
Indira had been captured in a khedda operation from Kakanakote forest in the Western Ghats in 1968.

"Mahout Jalil Ahmad looked after Indira in her twilight years. More than five of Indira’s mahouts who preceded Ahmed have since retired from service. Ahmad said, “Today we feel we have lost a family members Indira was very sober by nature. In my service of 20 years, I’ve never seen her display anger on any occasion. Any visitor could approach her without any fear. She was very popular among children.”

Indira used to be a regular participant in Rajyotsava celebrations, Shivamogga Dasara, nearby fairs, festivals and the camp’s own elephant festival. But over the past two years, she did not take part in any activity due to old age. Yet she was in better health compared to others at the camp. “Her teeth were in much better shape than the younger elephants,” said Ahmad.
The last rites were performed in Shettihalli reserve forest on Monday evening, in the presence of senior forest officers and caretakers"

Records about Indri (Indra, Indira) was updated
2016-12-09: DCEMK_nr
2017-02-01: dead

Sources, among others

  • Database for Captive Elephants and their Mahouts in Karnataka
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, Shiela Rao, Suparna Ganguly and Rajendra Hasbhavi, India

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