Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mathigodu elephant Camp in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Gopalaswamy  dead elephant

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 42 years old
Body weight: 3242.00 kg, 7132.40 lbs
Born:* 1980 wild
Birth place: in Sakaleshpura forest
Capture: 2009
Dead: 2022-11-23
Death location: Nagarhole National Park
Death reason: trauma: died of injuries after being attacked by wild elephants
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India

Date of arrival

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from Kolavige Rama Temple Elephant Camp

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History of updates2020-10-16

Latest document update2022-11-23 15:10:02
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† Gopalaswamy is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2022-11-23 at Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India, . Official death reason described as died of injuries after being attacked by wild elephants.


Gopalaswamy was born wild 1980 at Sakaleshpura forest, captured 2009 .

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The Tusker was captured at Sakleshpur of Hassan district in the year 2009.

2022-11-22: On Tuesday, November 22, Gopalaswamy had gone for grazing in Mathigodu elephant Camp at Nagarahole National Park. During this time, it was attacked by a Herd of elephants and was injured.

2022-11-23: died of the injuries. It had participated in the world-famous Mysuru Dasara for the past eight years.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Gopalaswamy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mathigodu elephant Camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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