Rajeshwari at Arulmigu Sugavaneswarar Temple

Female Asian elephant Rajeshwari at Arulmigu Sugavaneswarar Temple

† Rajeshwari
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 40 years
Dead date: 2018-04-21
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Arulmigu Sugavaneswarar Temple
ArrivedArulmigu Sugavaneswarar Temple 1982-00-00
Born:1978 unknown
Document updated2018-04-17: new record
2018-04-21: euthanised
2018-04-17: After over a month of pain and illness and a lifetime of deformity, euthanasia will now come to the aid of Rajeswari, Arulmigu Sugavaneswarar Temple’s resident elephant. The Madras High Court, hearing a petition by an animal lover on Monday, granted permission for mercy killing of the jumbo, after it developed bed sores all over its body during the course of the illness that had rendered her immobile.

2018-04-21: The ailing elephant of Arulmigu Sugavaneshwarar Temple in Salem has died on Saturday. A staff at the office of the temple executive officer confirmed the death of Rajeshwari.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/Salem-temple-elephant-shifted-to-spacious-shed/article15571207.ece
  • http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2018/apr/17/with-euthanasia-order-relief-at-last-for-temple-elephant-rajeswari-in-salem-of-tamil-nadu-1802499.html
  • https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/news/india/tamil-nadu-salem-temple-elephant-who-got-nod-for-mercy-killing-dies/articleshow/63858120.cms

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