Pushpakali at Dudhwa elephant base camp (Dudhwa National Park)

† Pushpakali
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀more than 77 years old (minimum age)
Dead date: 2017-12-11,
Death reason: age: anorexia
Location:Dudhwa elephant base camp (Dudhwa National Park)
ArrivedDudhwa elephant base camp (Dudhwa National Park) 1986-00-00
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1999 -- † 2018-06-15 Batalik
Document updated2018-03-13: dead
2018-05-08: text, source
2017-12-12: One of the oldest elephants at the Dudhwa National Park (DNP), Pushpakali, believed to be around 86 years old, died from old-age related ailments after serving 31 years in the forest reserve...The pachyderm was brought to Dudhwa in March 1986 from Barabanki district, along with two others, named Gangakali and Yamunakali, both of whom died over the years. Pushpakali had given birth to a male elephant that was named Batalik in 1999. Batalik is a member of the elephant safari team here.

Sources, among others

  • https://www.outlookindia.com/newswire/story/dudhwa-tiger-reserve-to-get-six-elephants/759618
  • http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/the-jumbo-loss-of-dudhwa-national-park-117121200453_1.html
  • https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bareilly/pushpakali-oldest-elephant-at-dudhwa-national-park-dies/articleshow/62028309.cms

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