Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Thiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Kumaran  dead elephant


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 13 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 2002? unknown
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Dead: 2015-02-09
Death reason: disease: dehydration caused by diarrhoea
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Present / last location:Thiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple, in India

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Thiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple
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History of updates2018-05-17: new record, death report

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Kumaran is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2015-02-09 at Thiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple, in India, . Official death reason described as dehydration caused by diarrhoea.


Kumaran was born unknown 2002?.

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2015-02-09: The 13-year-old elephant, Kumaran, had diarrhoea for the past two days, and veterinary doctors had been summoned from Mumbai to treat the elephant.

However, the condition of the male elephant did not improve and it died early this morning.

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kumaran, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Thiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=10959. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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