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

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Lakshmeesha  dead elephant

Alternative name: Lakshmissa, Laxmeesha


Local id Number 6
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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 25 years old
Born:* 1993 unknown
Birth place: in unknown
Dead: 2018-09-18
Death location: Kallalli, Kolangeri forest area
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India

Date of arrival

2018-09-18Mathigodu elephant Camp
from Sakrebyle elephant camp

Sakrebyle elephant camp
from Udupi Sri Krishna Matha

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† Lakshmeesha is a dead musth Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2018-09-18 at Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India, .


Lakshmeesha was born unknown 1993 at unknown.

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Shiroor seer Lakshmivara Theertha Swami’s pet elephant Lakshmeesha. The elephant was staying at Udupi Shiroor mutt for several years.

Lakshmeesha was sent to Sakrebail elephant camp in Shivamogga for taming a few years ago. Later, he was sent to Mathigodu camp. An attempt was made to get the elephant back to mutt when the seer was alive. The elephant had suffered injuries when a wild elephant attacked him while grazing in the forest. The elephant did not respond to the treatment and died.

However, another version alleges that the aggressive Lakshmeesha had escaped from the camp four days before his death and he was shot with tranquilizer darts, which is not supposed to be done when elephants are Musth.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Lakshmeesha, 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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