Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Ashwathama at Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Ashwathama  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 8 years old
Born:* 2009 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2017-10-00
Death reason: disease: acute pneumonia
Present / last location:Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo, in India

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2011-05-00Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo

Document updated2018-03-14: death
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† Ashwathama is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo, in India, from disease 2017-10-00. Official death reason described as acute pneumonia. (see detailed list).


Ashwathama was born wild 2009.

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Officials with the department said the elephant fell sick after it entered a water body in the Bannerghatta forest vicinity and started suffering from various ailments. "The cause of death is acute pneumonia and respiratory arrest. The visceral samples are collected and sent to The Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals (IAH&VB) for final diagnosis," said an official.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Ashwathama, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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