Thanneer Komban
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ramapura camp in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Thanneer Komban  dead elephant

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Karnataka unspecified location
Capture: 2024-01-16 Mananthavady town in Wayanad district, Karnataka
Dead: 2024-02-03
Death location: Ramapura camp
Death reason: anesthesia: collapsed after tranquilisation two times within 20 days
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ramapura camp, in India

Date of arrival

2024-02-03Ramapura camp
from Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

2024-01-16Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
from Hassan district forest (Karnataka)

Hassan district forest (Karnataka)
from Karnataka unspecified location

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History of updates2024-02-05: Updated as dead

Latest document update2024-02-05 10:27:25
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† Thanneer Komban is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2024-02-03 at Ramapura camp, in India, . Official death reason described as collapsed after tranquilisation two times within 20 days.


Thanneer Komban was born wild at Karnataka unspecified location, captured 2024-01-16 , captured at Mananthavady town in Wayanad district, Karnataka.

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The elephant collapsed soon after the animal ambulance reached the Ramapura elephant camp. It could not be made to walk down from the ambulance as it collapsed and died. A team of DFOs from Wayanad rushed to Ramapura camp to examine the elephant. Thaneer Komban is the third elephant that died in the Karnataka Forest division during the last month.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Thanneer Komban, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ramapura camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 March 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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