Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Hamsa Raj at Kerala unspecified location

 ☨ ♂ Hamsa Raj  


Chip id Number 000658FFC7
Local id Number 566
Kerala database nr83


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 65 years old
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2017
Death reason: disease: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
Present / last location:Kerala unspecified location, in India

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

Kerala unspecified location

Document updated2018-03-11: new
2018-03-19: Kerala DCEK Nr
Random literature

† Hamsa Raj is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Kerala unspecified location, in India, from disease 2017. Official death reason described as Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?. (see detailed list).


Hamsa Raj was born wild 1952.

Comments / pictures

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.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Hamsa Raj, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kerala unspecified location in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:


Internal relevant links

External relevant links (Opens in new window)

    Search more on the web for Hamsa Raj

    (The name Hamsa Raj is already submitted into the link, just click on the link for relevant results)

  • Billboard
  • Buckles Blog
  • Elephant_Commentator
  • elefanten.wikia
  • Google Internet search
  • Google Books
  • ZooChat

  • Categories2017 deaths | 1952 births | Elephants from Kerala unspecified location | India | Asian elephants

    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24

    Elephant Encyclopedia and database

    Established 1995
    Established 2006
    Search for keywords
    Your ip: