Raj Mangal an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Chhatbir Zoo

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Raj Mangal at Chhatbir Zoo

☨ Raj Mangal
Alternative name:Rajmangal
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 62 years old
Dead date: 2018-12-11,
Death reason: disease: orthopaedic disorders in the hind limbs
Location:Chhatbir Zoo
ArrivalChhatbir Zoo 1997-00-00
Born:* 1956 wild
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 2 babies

  1. (F) 2000 -- † 2002 Seema
  2. (M) 2007-07-19 Rajveer (Rajbir)
Document updated2011-03-25: Birth, Text RE
2018-10-29: arrival, treated, lifted with crane
2018-12-10: death report
1997: Raj Mangal was brought to Chhatbir zoo in 1997

2018-10-27: treated from orthopaedic disorder in his hind limb and by bringing heavy nylon belts and slings, the elephant was made to stand with crane.

The elephant was suffering from orthopaedic disorders in the hind limbs. Due to weakness, the elephant was not able to stand on its own and a hydraulic crane was being used to give suitable support to the pachyderm for standing and feeding purposes

2018-12-11: Raj Mangal, oldest elephant at Chhatbir Zoo, dies at 70. Raj Mangal was 70 years old and the oldest elephant at the zoo. It was brought to Chhatbir Zoo in 1997 and was around 50 years old at that time, said zoo officials

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Raj Mangal, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Chhatbir Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=360. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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