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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Nanjan  dead elephant


Local id Number 1
Tamil Nadu database1


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 51 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1963? 1959? wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1978-12-04
Dead: 2014
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1991-04-01
(dead † 1996-09-00)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp, in India

Date of arrival

Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp
from Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal)

2012-07-01Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal)
from Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)

Record history
History of updates2012-09-09: transfered, mahouts, tn nr, capture
2018-05-03: tusker, death report

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Nanjan is a dead kumki Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2014 at Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp, in India, .


Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 1991-04-01 -- † 1996-09-00 Bhuvana


Nanjan was born wild 1963? 1959?, captured 1978-12-04 .

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Mahout and Kavadi: Prasad and Raman. Estimated age 15 years by capture 1978.
Offspring: 1 (officially known case)

Initially, two Kumki elephants Najnan and Pari were brought to the camp from Topslip. They were used for joint Kumki operations in the forest division. Meanwhile, Nanjan breathed his last at Nellithurai near Mettupalayam in 2014. The department brought another Kumki Sujai from Theppakadu elephant camp in Mudhumalai in May 2015.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Nanjan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2274. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2014 deaths | 1963 births | Breeding bulls | 1978 captures | Elephants from Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp | India | Asian elephants

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