Vijayalaksmi
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) in India

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Vijayalaksmi  dead elephant
Forest Veterinary Officer from the Coimbatore Forest Division A. Sukumar; retired veterinarian N.S. Manoharan; S. Dharmaceelan, a professor of the Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal; and R. Perumalsamy, Regional Joint Director of the Department of Animal Husbandry.
Forest Veterinary Officer from the Coimbatore Forest Division A. Sukumar; retired veterinarian N.S. Manoharan; S. Dharmaceelan, a professor of the Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal; and R. Perumalsamy, Regional Joint Director of the Department of Animal Husbandry.
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Identification

Local id Number 11
Tamil Nadu database11

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 2022 years old (approximate age)
Origin
Born:* ~1954 wild
Birth place: in Tamil Nadu unspecified location
Capture: 1972-12-29
Death
Dead: 2022-04-27
Death reason: food related: digestive problems
Burial: 2022-04-29, at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp
Offspring
xx4 calves born
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India

Date of arrival

1973-00-00Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
from Tamil Nadu unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2012-03-13: prev location, local id

2022-04-27: Updated as dead

Latest document update2022-04-27 14:42:02
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† Vijayalaksmi is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2022-04-27 at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India, . Official death reason described as digestive problems.

Offspring


4 calves born

Origin


Vijayalaksmi was born wild ~1954 at Tamil Nadu unspecified location, captured 1972-12-29 .


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2022-04-17: Since April 7, Vijayalakshmi has not been consuming food properly. Mr. Sukumar said Vijayalakshmi was consuming 15 litres-20 liters of water a day, well below the average of 150 liters. “We have administered glucose, antibiotics and vitamins to the elephant,” he said.

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Vijayalaksmi, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=11294. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories2022 deaths | ~195 births | 1972 captures | Elephants from Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) | India | Asian elephants


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