Dwiki
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Aek Nauli Elephant Conservation Camp in Indonesia

Biography
dead elephant ☨ ♂ Dwiki  dead elephant

Identification

Sumatra database??

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus sumatranus
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown age, unknown age
Origin
Born:* 1980? unknown (unconfirmed claimed birth date)
Birth place: in Indonesia unspecified location
Death
Dead: 2023-02-14
Death reason: malnutrition:
Burial: 2023-02-14, at ANECC location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Aek Nauli Elephant Conservation Camp, in Indonesia

Date of arrival

2022-12-18Aek Nauli Elephant Conservation Camp
from Barumun Nagari wildlife sanctuary

Record history
History of updates2020-11-16

Latest document update2023-02-23 16:07:45
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† Dwiki is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2023-02-14 at Aek Nauli Elephant Conservation Camp, in Indonesia, .

Origin

Dwiki was born unknown at Indonesia unspecified location.


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A Sumatran elephant has died of malnutrition and malabsorption during treatment due to a dental infection at the Aek Nauli Elephant Conservation Camp (ANECC) in Simalungun, North Sumatra.

The male elephant, named Dwiki, had been transferred to the camp on Dec. 18 from the Barumun Nagari Wildlife Sanctuary (BNWS) in North Padang Lawas regency, along with another Sumatran elephant that had a wound on its right cheek.

In the second week of February, Dwiki started to show changes in his behavior and refused to eat.

Rudianto Saragih Napitu, head of Conservation at the North Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), said an ANECC team had tried to give Dwiki drugs and vitamins via intravenous drip, but his condition continued to deteriorate and he died on Feb. 14 morning.

The animal’s remains were buried in the ANECC grounds, though its Tusks had been removed for storing at the offices of the North Sumatra BKSDA.
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References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Dwiki, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Aek Nauli Elephant Conservation Camp in Indonesia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=13119. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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