Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Ashwathama  dead elephant



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

Date of arrival

2011-05-00Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
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History of updates2024-02-05

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† Ashwathama is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2017-10-00 at Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo, in India, . Official death reason described as acute pneumonia.


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.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Ashwathama, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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