Lakshmi at Konni Elephant Kraal Reserve (Pathanamthitta)

Female ♀ Asian elephant Lakshmi at Konni Elephant Kraal Reserve (Pathanamthitta)

† Lakshmi
Alternative name:Laxmi
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 2016 years old (approximate age)
Dead date: 2016-07-21,
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1A)
Location:Konni Elephant Kraal Reserve (Pathanamthitta)
ArrivalKonni Elephant Kraal Reserve (Pathanamthitta) 2012-00-00
Born:~2010 wild
Capture: 2012, forest areas of Nelliampathy in Palakkad
Document updated2018-05-18: new record, death report
2018-12-07: herpes species EEHV1A
An eight-year-old female captive elephant at the Konni Elephant Camp of the Forest Department died of suspected Elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus infection on Thursday.

According to official sources, Lakshmi is the third captive elephant to die of endotheliotropic herpesvirus infection in the State this year.

The animal was brought to the elephant camp in 2012 when she strayed into human habitations adjoining the forest areas of Nelliampathy in Palakkad. She was a major attraction to visitors at the Konni camp. An autopsy was done on the elephant carcass in the afternoon. It was later cremated at the elephant camp itself.

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