Kantha (Kanthi)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ramapura camp in India

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Kantha (Kanthi)  dead elephant


Local id Number 4
Karnataka database89


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 65 years old
Born:* 1949 wild
Birth place: in Karnataka unspecified location
Dead: 2014-08-00
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ramapura camp, in India

Date of arrival

Ramapura camp
from K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)

K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
from Kakanakote forest

Record history
History of updates2010-10-02:prev location
2011-09-27:sex, text
2016-12-09: DCEMK_nr
2018-03-19 reported dead
2022-04-15: Born in Karnataka

Latest document update2022-04-15 12:30:57
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† Kantha (Kanthi) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2014-08-00 at Ramapura camp, in India, .


Kantha (Kanthi) was born wild 1949 at Karnataka unspecified location.

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2010: took part in Vijayadasahami for seven times
2011-09-27: Elephant Sarala, being pregnant, has been returned to the forests. She is to be replaced by Kanthi, who is smaller in size than Sarala.
2014-09: Kanthi, the 75-year old elephant, that had retired from jamboo savari, was found dead at the Kalkere Forest Range of the Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Tuesday... Kanthi had last participated in the procession as a Kumki elephant in 2012...Kanthi, which was at the Rampura elephant camp, is said to have gone missing about a month ago...According to some sources, the movement of the jumbo was restricted as its leg had become entangled with the chain. Unable to move or free herself, the elephant died of starvation. However, officials have rubbished the theory and said that the elephant died of age-related complications. Kantharaju said that Kanthi was the oldest elephant in Rampura Elephant Camp and had died of natural causes. ... Kanthi had taken part in operations to capture tigers following the mauling of three persons in Hediyala Forest Range during December 2013. She was also part of a recent failed operation to capture a tiger, which attacked a youth at Kalasur Village in H D Kote taluk.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Kantha (Kanthi), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ramapura camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6194. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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