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Lakshmeesha at Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi)

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† Lakshmeesha
Alternative name:Lakshmissa, Laxmeesha
ID Number:Local id Number: 6 - 
128 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka - 
Species: Asian elephant
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Status:musth
Dead date: 2018-09-18, Kallalli, Kolangeri forest area
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi)
ArrivedMathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi) 2018-09-18
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Born:1993 unknown
Document updated2018-09-25: new record
2018-10-24: second opinion on death reason
2018-12-07: DCEMK nr, age
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.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.uniindia.com/~/captured-elephant-in-musth-died-at-nagarahole/States/news/1355519.html#.W6JW0KrkiX4.facebook
  • https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/news/state/46-year-old-elephant-rowdy-ranga-from-mathigodu-elephant-camp-dies-forest-dept-wants-more-vets-in-sensitive-zones/articleshow/66125438.cms
  • Database for Captive Elephants and their Mahouts in Karnataka
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, Shiela Rao, Suparna Ganguly and Rajendra Hasbhavi, India

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