Kumaran an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Thiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple

☨ Kumaran
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+138? (N/A) in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 13 years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 2015-02-09,
Death reason: disease: dehydration caused by diarrhoea
Location:Thiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple
ArrivalThiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple
Born:* 2002? unknown
Document updated2018-05-17: new record, death report
2015-02-09: The 13-year-old elephant, Kumaran, had diarrhoea for the past two days, and veterinary doctors had been summoned from Mumbai to treat the elephant.

However, the condition of the male elephant did not improve and it died early this morning.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Kumaran, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Thiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=10959. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Database for Captive Elephants and their Mahouts in Tamil Nadu
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, N. Kalaivanan, N.S.Manoharan, R. Thirumurugan, S. Thangaraj Panneerslevam and N. Mohanraj, India
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