Sri Chamarajendra Zoological gardens is the Zoo in Mysore, the capitol of the state Karnataka in India.
In 2004 two elephants died under strange circumstances out of poison.
Mysore is also famous for its beautiful procession, the Dassahra, which normally occurs in October. Elephant bulls, camels and horses are used for the processions, and a bull always carries the golden howdah where the maharadja of Mysore used to sit in the old days.
According to Dr B K Gupta, evaluation and monitoring officer of CZA, India had 140 elephants in 26 zoos and 16 circuses as on March 31 2009. "Of these, Mysore and Trivandrum had the largest number at 9 and 8 respectively.
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