Karthik at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Karthik at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)

† Karthik
ID Number:Local id Number: 5 - 
5 in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 35 years old (estimated age)
Dentition:right tusk
Dead date: 2011-02-25,
Death reason: killed: gored to death by wild tusker
Location:Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
ArrivedTop Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
from Guindy Zoo (Deer Park and Childrens Park)
Born:1976? captive-born in
Guindy Zoo (Deer Park and Childrens Park)
Parents: x Alamelu
Siblings through the mother Alamelu:
  1. 1991-04-01 -- † 1996-09-00 (F) Bhuvana
Karthiks pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2018-04-25: new record, picture
2018-05-03: TN nr, right tusk
Born to Alamelu at Guindy park

2011-02-24: A 35-year-old tusker has escaped from the elephant camp at Top Slip near Pollachi in Coimbatore district....Karthik was born in the Top Slip camp to Alamelu, who died a few years ago.

2011-02-25: In a fierce territorial fight in the jungles, a male elephant which escaped from the elephant camp at Top Slip near Pollachi was gored by a wild tusker on Thursday morning. The 35-year-old camp elephant, Karthik, was found dead with multiple bleeding injuries at Saralapathy near Sethumadai, about 5 km from the scenic hill retreat of Top Slip.

Sources, among others

  • https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/Elephant-escapes-from-Top-Slip-camp-search-on/articleshow/7559816.cms
  • http://krishikosh.egranth.ac.in/bitstream/1/2056749/1/TNV-962.pdf
  • Database for Captive Elephants and their Mahouts in Tamil Nadu
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, N. Kalaivanan, N.S.Manoharan, R. Thirumurugan, S. Thangaraj Panneerslevam and N. Mohanraj, India

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