Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Bandipur National Park in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Bhogeshwara  dead elephant

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Alternative name: Mr Kabini



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 60 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1962? wild
Birth place: in Karnataka unspecified location
Dead: 2022-06-11
Death location: Bandipur National Park Suttanahalla in Nayihalla beat in Kabini backwaters at Gundre range in Hediyala subdivision, Bandipur Tiger Reserve Area.
Death reason: age:
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Present / last location:Bandipur National Park, in India

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History of updates2022-04-24

Latest document update2022-06-12 15:14:25
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† Bhogeshwara is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2022-06-11 at Bandipur National Park, in India, .


Bhogeshwara was born wild 1962? at Karnataka unspecified location.

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Bhogeshwara the elephant with biggest Tusks in Kabini forest is found dead. It has died of natural causes at Gundre range, according to the sources.

The elephant aged about 60 years was named Bhogeshwara, but was popularly known as ‘Mr Kabini’ for its biggest and attractive Tusks that touched the ground.

According to a press release from the office of RFO, it is stated that “the forest personnel while on patrolling found the carcass of a male elephant at Suttanahalla in Nayihalla beat in Kabini backwaters at Gundre range in Hediyala sub- division, Bandipur Tiger Reserve Area. Upon inspection of the carcass, no injury marks, fight or poisoning were found prima facie”.

According to Forest Veterinarian Dr Wasim Mirza who conducted the autopsy, “the elephant is aged about 60 years and prima facie it is believed to have died of age related reasons”.

The Tusks are safe and kept in safety.

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Bhogeshwara, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bandipur National Park in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 July 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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