Karthik an Asian elephant at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)


 ☨ ♂ Karthik  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 35 years old (estimated age)
Id numberLocal id Number: 5
5 in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu
Dentition:right tusk
Origin
Born:* 1976? captive-born
Birth place: in Guindy Zoo (Deer Park and Childrens Park)

Parents: x ♀ Alamelu
Death
Dead date: 2011-02-25
Death reason: killed: gored to death by wild tusker
Locations
Present / last location:Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India

Date of Arrival

Guindy Zoo (Deer Park and Childrens Park) from Guindy Zoo (Deer Park and Childrens Park)

Document updated2018-04-25: new record, picture
2018-05-03: TN nr, right tusk
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Description

† Karthik is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India, killed in 2011-02-25, gored to death by wild tusker(see detailed list).

Origin


Karthik was born captive-born 1976? in Guindy Zoo (Deer Park and Childrens Park).

Parentage


Parents of Karthik are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Alamelu (mother).


Siblings through the mother Alamelu:

  1. 1991-04-01 - † 1996-09-00 (F) Bhuvana

Pedigree


Karthiks pedigree:
P I II III

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Born to Alamelu at Guindy park

2011-02-24: A 35-year-old tusker has escaped from the elephant camp at Top Slip near Pollachi in Coimbatore district....Karthik was born in the Top Slip camp to Alamelu, who died a few years ago.

2011-02-25: In a fierce territorial fight in the jungles, a male elephant which escaped from the elephant camp at Top Slip near Pollachi was gored by a wild tusker on Thursday morning. The 35-year-old camp elephant, Karthik, was found dead with multiple bleeding injuries at Saralapathy near Sethumadai, about 5 km from the scenic hill retreat of Top Slip.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Karthik, an Asian at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=11031. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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