Rupa at Saba Shankar Pandey

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Rupa at Saba Shankar Pandey

† Rupa
Alternative name:Roopa
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 2016-10-00,
Death reason: disease: Hepatic calculi (stones) in the gall bladder and liver, hepatic failure and toxemia, collapsed during film-shooting
Location:Saba Shankar Pandey
ArrivedSaba Shankar Pandey
Born: wild India
Document updated2016-10-29: death
2018-05-22: text
Rupa originated from Bihar.

The post-mortem of 38-year-old female elephant, Roopa, that died on Friday at Film City, Goregaon, has revealed that the animal was unfit, and should never have been put under the stress of travelling from Dahisar to Goregaon...The postmortem was conducted at Kora Kendra in Naigaon and the elephant was buried there as well. “Roopa was taken to Film City for a photography project, and the owner, Pawan Pande, had taken permission from us,” said Sameer Inamdar, Round Forest Officer.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.asianage.com/mumbai/jumbo-death-ngo-seeks-police-action-against-owner-film-city-252
  • http://www.asianage.com/mumbai/activists-seek-free-elephant-owner-909
  • https://www.mid-day.com/articles/mumbai-38-year-old-elephant-roopa-dies-under-mysterious-circumstances-at-film-city-in-goregaon/17705184

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