Chanchal at Alakhdham Ashram

† Chanchal
Alternative name:Ramu
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 56 years old (approximate age) about 56 years old (approximate age)
Dead date: 2016-10-02,
Death reason: age: collapsed and died, following paralysis
Location:Alakhdham Ashram
ArrivedAlakhdham Ashram 1980-00-00
Born:~1960
Document updated2018-05-20: new recprd, death report
1980: The elephant was brought to Ujjain in 1980 by Maharaj Taigiri and had been camping in Alakhdham Ashram ever since.

2016-10-02: The female tusker, Chanchal, known to people as Ramu, collapsed on the ground near Chardham temple.

Sources, among others

  • https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/indore/Ramu-Mahakal-procession-flag-bearer-elephant-dies/articleshow/54642215.cms?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=TOIDesktop

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