Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Raj Mangal at Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park)

 ☨ ♂ Raj Mangal  

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Alternative name:Rajmangal



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 62 years old
Born:* 1956 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2018-12-11
Death reason: disease: orthopaedic disorders in the hind limbs
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2000
(dead † 2002)

2. Born 2007-07-19 Rajveer (Rajbir)
Present / last location:Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park), in India

Date of Arrival
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1997-00-00Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park)

Document updated2011-03-25: Birth, Text RE
2018-10-29: arrival, treated, lifted with crane
2018-12-10: death report
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† Raj Mangal is a dead sick Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park), in India, from disease 2018-12-11. Official death reason described as orthopaedic disorders in the hind limbs. (see detailed list).


Total: 2 babies

  1. (F) 2000 -- † 2002 Seema
  2. (M) 2007-07-19 Rajveer (Rajbir)


Raj Mangal was born wild 1956.

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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Raj Mangal, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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