Devaswom Girisan at Cochin Devaswom

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Girisan at Cochin Devaswom

† Devaswom Girisan
Alternative name:Kodungalloor Gireeshan
ID Number:Chip id Number: 00065DA630 - Local id Number: 63 - 
629 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂more than 67 years old (minimum age)
Dead date: 2017-11-13,
Death reason: age: collapsed
Location:Cochin Devaswom
ArrivedCochin Devaswom 1951-00-00
from Kodanadu Elephant training centre
Born:<1950 wild
Document updated2018-05-17: new record, death report
1951: The elephant was bought from Kodanad for Rs. 13,000 in 1951

2017-11-17: Gireeshan, one of the senior elephants of Cochin Devaswom Board, died on Monday. ... Gireeshan, which collapsed at the Kokkarni compound of the Devaswom on October 26, didn’t recover after that. It was undergoing treatment for almost one year for various ailments, under the guidance of veterinary doctor V. Sunil Kumar.

Sources, among others

  • 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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