Hamsa Raj at Kerala unspecified location

† Hamsa Raj
ID Number:Chip id Number: 000658FFC7 - Local id Number: 566 - 
83 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 65 years old
Dead date: 2017
Death reason: disease: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
Location:Kerala unspecified location
ArrivedKerala unspecified location
Born:1952 wild
Document updated2018-03-11: new
2018-03-19: Kerala DCEK Nr
The only two elephants whose deaths were not linked to festivals were the oldest elephants; Hansraj (65), and Kannamkulangara Sasi (75). At death, they were more skeleton than flesh, a clear hint that they died of hunger and some mysterious disease.

Sources, among others

  • https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/160118/kerala-temple-fests-kill-elephants-at-young-age.html
  • http://www.forest.kerala.gov.in/images/cekerala.pdf
  • Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, E.K. Easwaran, T.S. Rajeev, Marshal.C.Radhakrishnan, S. R. Sujata and Nibha Namboodiri , India

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