Devaswom Girisan
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Cochin Devaswom in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Devaswom Girisan  dead elephant

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Alternative name: Kodungalloor Gireeshan


Chip id Number00065DA630
Local id Number 63
Kerala database nr629


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* <1950 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2017-11-13
Death reason: age: collapsed
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Cochin Devaswom, in India

Date of arrival

1951-00-00Cochin Devaswom
from Kodanadu Elephant training centre

Record history
History of updates2018-05-17: new record, death report

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† Devaswom Girisan is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2017-11-13 at Cochin Devaswom, in India, . Official death reason described as collapsed.


Devaswom Girisan was born wild <1950.

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1951: The elephant was bought from Kodanad for Rs. 13,000 in 1951

2017-11-17: Gireeshan, one of the senior elephants of Cochin Devaswom Board, died on Monday. ... Gireeshan, which collapsed at the Kokkarni compound of the Devaswom on October 26, didn’t recover after that. It was undergoing treatment for almost one year for various ailments, under the guidance of veterinary doctor V. Sunil Kumar.

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Devaswom Girisan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Cochin Devaswom in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 January 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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