Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Balle Elephant Camp in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Drona  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* unknown
Birth place: in Nagarhole National Park
Dead: 1997
Death reason: accident: electrocuted by the high-tension electric wire passing through the Kakanakote jungles
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Balle Elephant Camp, in India

Date of arrival

1971-00-00Balle Elephant Camp
from Kakanakote forest

Record history
History of updates2021-12-25

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† Drona is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1997 at Balle Elephant Camp, in India, . Official death reason described as electrocuted by the high-tension electric wire passing through the Kakanakote jungles.


Drona was born unknown at Nagarhole National Park.

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Drona was named after Dronacharya, the great guru of Mahabharata.

Drona carried the golden howda at Dasara procession in Mysore from 1982 until death 1997. He was succeeded by elephant Balarama.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Drona, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Balle Elephant Camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2478. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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