Sundar an Asian elephant at Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo


♂ Sundar
Alternative name:Sunder
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 21 years old (estimated age)
Id number
Management:Free contact

People killed:1: 27-year-old Abhilash
Origin
Born:* 1999? wild
Birth place:
Locations
Present / last location:Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo, in India

Date of Arrival

2014-06-05Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
from Jyotiba temple

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
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Sundar is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo, in India.

Sundar arrived in Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo 2014-06-05, relocated from Jyotiba temple, in India.

In Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo, Sundar lives together with 18 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Maya
  2. ,
  3. Baby born 1953
  4. ,
  5. Barkha born 1958
  6. ,
  7. Gayathri born 1961
  8. ,
  9. Lilly born 1967
  10. ,
  11. Vanaraja (Vanaraj) born 1968
  12. ,
  13. Munniya born 1973
  14. ,
  15. Vanitha (Vanita) born 1984-00-00
  16. ,
  17. Suvarna born 1990
  18. ,
  19. Veda born 1999-02-02
  20. ,
  21. Nisarga born 2003-11-22
  22. ,
  23. Vanashree born 2007-01-29
  24. ,
  25. Rupa (Krupa?) born 2008
  26. ,
  27. Gajendra born 2009-08-03
  28. ,
  29. Unnamed born 2011-02-22
  30. ,
  31. Veda born 2015-06-20
  32. ,
  33. unknown born 2017-09-22
  34. ,
  35. Sudha born 2020-08-17
  36. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Sundar was born wild 1999?.


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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.



Sundar on elephant-news.comElephant News: articles where Sundar is mentioned on elephant-news.com

2017-07-27Selfie attempt kills man in bengaluru’s bannerghatta park, elephant tramples him to death. - Elephant News
2020-11-13Elephant sunder gets a treat at end of musth - Elephant News



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Sundar, an Asian at Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=12760. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Sundar mentioned on our sister website www.elephant-news.com

2017-07-27Selfie attempt kills man in bengaluru’s bannerghatta park, elephant tramples him to death. - Elephant News
2020-11-13Elephant sunder gets a treat at end of musth - Elephant News

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    This document was updated: 2020-11-13 11:07:51


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