Sundar an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo

Sundar
Alternative name:Sunder
ID nr:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 21 years old (estimated age)
Management:Free contact
People killed:1: 27-year-old Abhilash
Location:Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
ArrivalBannerghatta Biological Park Zoo 2014-06-05
from Jyotiba temple
Born:* 1999? wild
Document updated2013-05-24: alt name
2014-02-04: text
2014-06-05 relocated to Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo from Jyotiba temple
2017-07-27: mankiller
2014-01-28: An affidavit filed by Rajaram Mane, president of the temple trust, denied that Sunder was chained at the temple and the mahout used a spiked chain and oral administration of tobacco to control him.
"It is incorrect to state that Sunder was denied adequate food, sufficient water and daily walks. The elephant was never controlled by beating or prodded and gouged in sensitive areas behind knees and ears with ankush," the affidavit said.
The management committee of the temple, by a resolution passed on December 26, 2013, gifted Sunder to Warna Sahakari Dudh Utpadan Society. Accordingly, it has been shifted to the company premises where it walks in open air, said the affidavit.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/elephant-sunder-was-not-tortured-temple-trust-tells-hc-114012801257_1.html

2017-07-27: 27-year-old Abhilash was killed by elephant Sundar after he entered the park illegally, after consuming alcohol, and tried to click a selfie with the Sundar.


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2017-07-27Selfie attempt kills man in bengaluru’s bannerghatta park, elephant tramples him to death. - Elephant News


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Koehl, D., (2020). Sundar, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=12760. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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