Hamsa Raj an Asian elephant at Kerala unspecified location

 ☨ ♂ Hamsa Raj  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 65 years old
Id numberChip id Number; 000658FFC7
Local id Number: 566
83 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 2017
Death reason: disease: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
Present / last location:Kerala unspecified location, in India

Date of Arrival

Kerala unspecified location

Document updated2018-03-11: new
2018-03-19: Kerala DCEK Nr
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† Hamsa Raj is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Kerala unspecified location, in India, disease in 2017, Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?(see detailed list).


Hamsa Raj was born wild 1952.

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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, (2020). Hamsa Raj, an Asian at Kerala unspecified location in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5525. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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