Bharatha at Mudumalai Theppakadu elephant camp

† Bharatha
ID Number:Local id Number: 3 - 
39 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male years
Dead date: 2017-12-00
Death reason: disease: bacterial infection, possibly Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
Location:Mudumalai Theppakadu elephant camp
ArrivedMudumalai Theppakadu elephant camp
from Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole)
Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole) 1987-00-00
from Nagarhole National Park
Born: wild in
Nagarhole National Park
Capture: 1987
Document updated2009-10-10: new
2016-12-10: DCEMK_nr
2018-03-15: death
Bharat is being groomed as an alternative to Balarama, as leader elephant for the Dassara procession.

2017-05-14: The Theppakadu elephant camp in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve was reopened to the public on Saturday after a gap of four months. The camp had been closed after two of the elephants there, Narmada and Bharathi, died in December of 2017. Their deaths were said to have been caused by the elephants contracting bacterial infection, precipitated by the lack of rainfall within the reserve. After their deaths, the elephant camp was indefinitely closed by MTR officials.

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