Nandilath Gopalakrishnan
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Nandilath Gopalakrishnan  dead elephant


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 28 years old
Born:* 1978 unknown
Birth place:
Dead: 2006-01-07
Death location: at the elephant yard of Paramekkavu Devaswom at Padukkad, near Thrissur
Death reason: disease: impaction of the colon Erandakettu and pneumonia
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp, in India

Date of arrival

Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
Record history
History of updates2024-01-31

Latest document update2024-03-03 21:41:20
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† Nandilath Gopalakrishnan is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2006-01-07 at Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp, in India, . Official death reason described as impaction of the colon Erandakettu and pneumonia .


Nandilath Gopalakrishnan was born unknown 1978.

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According to the elephant experts Radhakrishnan Kaimal and Giridas, the animal had been under treatment for Erandakettu (impaction of the colon) for the last 20 days. It also had pneumonia.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Nandilath Gopalakrishnan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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