Karthik
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Karthik  dead elephant

Identification

Local id Number 5
Tamil Nadu database5

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 35 years old (estimated age)
Dentition
Incisivesright tusk
Origin
Born:* 1976? captive-born
Birth place: in Guindy Zoo (Deer Park and Childrens Park)

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

Date of arrival

Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
from Guindy Zoo (Deer Park and Childrens Park)

Record history
History of updates2018-04-25: new record, picture
2018-05-03: TN nr, right tusk

Latest document update2020-11-05 19:42:10
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Biography

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

Origin


Karthik was born captive-born 1976? at 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 ancestral Pedigree:
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Alamelu

Born: ~1956

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Comments / pictures

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 list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Karthik, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 August 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=11031. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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