Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Manjunatha Swamy Temple in India

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Latha  dead elephant

Alternative name: Lata


Local id Number 9
Karnataka database131


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 53 years old
Born:* 1971 wild
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Dead: 2024-03-08
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Manjunatha Swamy Temple, in India

Date of arrival

1970-00-00Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Manjunatha Swamy Temple
from Sakrebyle elephant camp

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History of updates2020-09-12

Latest document update2024-03-08 16:27:01
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† Latha is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2024-03-08 at Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Manjunatha Swamy Temple, in India, .


Latha was born wild 1971.

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2024: The 60-year-old female elephant, Lata, who served in the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatha temple for over five decades, died on Friday, March 8.

Lata was among the three female elephants serving in the temple. Lata was seen in Lakshdeepostava, the yearly temple festival, and other religious events in the temple. It has been unwell for the last three days. It died on Friday morning.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Latha, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Manjunatha Swamy Temple in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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