Bastian Vinaya Chandran at Guruji Prashanth

Male Asian elephant Bastian Vinaya Chandran at Guruji Prashanth

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† Bastian Vinaya Chandran
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male, unknown years
Dead date: 2004
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Guruji Prashanth
ArrivedGuruji Prashanth
from Bastian timbers (T.R. Antony)
Born: wild
Document updated2013-04-27:
Has participated in the Thrissur Pooram for over 25th times.

2007-04-09: Elephant Vinayan killed its first mahout Unni from Kuttippuram during the Chandanakkudam procession at Chettuva on Sunday afternoon. Police said that during the procession in which 13 tuskers were being paraded, elephant Vinayan attacked another tusker and ran amok. The frenzied tusker threw away Unni, while he was trying to bring the elephant under control. Unni died on the spot."


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