Kantha (Kanthi) at Rampura camp

† Kantha (Kanthi)
ID Number:Local id Number: 4 - 
89 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 65 years old
Dead date: 2014-08-00
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Rampura camp
ArrivedRampura camp
from K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
from Kakanakote forest
Born:1949 wild
Document updated2010-10-02:prev location
2011-09-27:sex, text
2016-12-09: DCEMK_nr
2018-03-19 reported dead
2010: took part in Vijayadasahami for seven times
2011-09-27: Elephant Sarala, being pregnant, has been returned to the forests. She is to be replaced by Kanthi, who is smaller in size than Sarala.
2014-09: Kanthi, the 75-year old elephant, that had retired from jamboo savari, was found dead at the Kalkere Forest Range of the Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Tuesday... Kanthi had last participated in the procession as a Kumki elephant in 2012...Kanthi, which was at the Rampura elephant camp, is said to have gone missing about a month ago...According to some sources, the movement of the jumbo was restricted as its leg had become entangled with the chain. Unable to move or free herself, the elephant died of starvation. However, officials have rubbished the theory and said that the elephant died of age-related complications. Kantharaju said that Kanthi was the oldest elephant in Rampura Elephant Camp and had died of natural causes. ... Kanthi had taken part in operations to capture tigers following the mauling of three persons in Hediyala Forest Range during December 2013. She was also part of a recent failed operation to capture a tiger, which attacked a youth at Kalasur Village in H D Kote taluk.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.starofmysore.com/main.asp?type=news&item=29837
  • http://www.deccanherald.com/content/101531/second-batch-elephants-arrives-city.html
  • https://www.newskarnataka.com/mysore/kanthi-dasara-elephant-of-yesteryears-found-dead
  • http://www.forest.kerala.gov.in/images/cekerala.pdf
  • 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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