Indri (Indra, Indira) an Asian elephant at Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 82 years old
Id numberLocal id Number: 7
77 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka
Born:* 1935
Birth place:
Capture: 1968
Dead date: 2017-01-30
Death reason: age: natural causes
Present / last location:Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail), in India

Date of Arrival
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1968-00-00Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
from Kakanakote forest

Document updated2016-12-09: DCEMK_nr
2017-02-01: dead
2017-03-05: news link
2018-03-16: prev location
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† Indri (Indra, Indira) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail), in India, of age in 2017-01-30. Official death reason described as natural causes. (see detailed list).


Indri (Indra, Indira) was born 1935, captured 1968 .

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Indira had been captured in a khedda operation from Kakanakote forest in the Western Ghats in 1968.

"Mahout Jalil Ahmad looked after Indira in her twilight years. More than five of Indira’s mahouts who preceded Ahmed have since retired from service. Ahmad said, “Today we feel we have lost a family members Indira was very sober by nature. In my service of 20 years, I’ve never seen her display anger on any occasion. Any visitor could approach her without any fear. She was very popular among children.”

Indira used to be a regular participant in Rajyotsava celebrations, Shivamogga Dasara, nearby fairs, festivals and the camp’s own elephant festival. But over the past two years, she did not take part in any activity due to old age. Yet she was in better health compared to others at the camp. “Her teeth were in much better shape than the younger elephants,” said Ahmad.
The last rites were performed in Shettihalli reserve forest on Monday evening, in the presence of senior forest officers and caretakers"

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Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Indri (Indra, Indira), an Asian at Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 January 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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    Categories2017 deaths | 1935 births | 1968 captures | Elephants from Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail) | India | Asian elephants

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