Gautam at Kaziranga unspecified elephant camp

† Gautam
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 25 years
Dead date: 2013-10-29
Death reason: killed: by tusker Ratan
Location:Kaziranga unspecified elephant camp
ArrivedKaziranga unspecified elephant camp
Born:1988
Document updated2013-10-31: dead
2013-10-29: Tusker 'Ratan' (26) in Musth - a sexually aggressive period among elephant bulls - suddenly attacked another elephant 'Gautam' (25) when they were playing with each other on Tuesday and seriously injured him, KNP director N K Vasu told PTI today. Gautam, who does not have tusks, succumbed to his wounds within three hours of being attacked. Ratan was also grievously injured in the fight and died 2013-10-30.

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  • http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/2-elephants-die-in-kaziranga-after-a-fight-113103100923_1.html

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