Ganapati an Asian elephant at Rajarajeshwara Temple

ID nr:
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+161? (N/A) in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
Location:Rajarajeshwara Temple
ArrivalRajarajeshwara Temple
from Karnataka unspecified location
Born:* wild
Document updated2018-05-06: new record
Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa is said to have purchased the nine-year-old tusker, Ganapati, which he gifted away to a Kerala temple on Thursday, at a whopping Rs 30 lakh from a trader in Tirunelli of Wayanad district...The chief minister's gifting of the adolescent tusker to the Rajarajeshwara temple in Kannur district, has angered wildlife lovers in Kerala as well as Karnataka...The Rajarajeshwara temple already houses Sivasundaram, a 20-year-old tusker gifted by a Coimbatore-based businessman in 2000.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Ganapati, an Asian at Rajarajeshwara Temple in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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