Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Sakrebyle elephant camp in India

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Indira  dead elephant

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Alternative name: Indri, Indra


Local id Number 7
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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Female ♀ 82 years old
Born:* 1935 wild
Birth place: in Karnataka unspecified location
Capture: 1968 Kakanakote forest
Dead: 2017-01-30
Death reason: age: natural causes
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Present / last location:Sakrebyle elephant camp, in India

Date of arrival

1968-00-00Sakrebyle elephant camp
from Kakanakote forest

Record history
History of updates2016-12-09: DCEMK_nr
2017-02-01: dead
2017-03-05: news link
2018-03-16: prev location
2021-09-28: Born in Karnataka

Latest document update2023-10-25 12:04:43
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† Indira is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2017-01-30 at Sakrebyle elephant camp, in India, . Official death reason described as natural causes.


Indira was born wild 1935 at Karnataka unspecified location, captured 1968 , captured at Kakanakote forest .

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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 Indiras 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, Ive 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 camps 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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2017-02-01 Indira (indra), grande dame of sakrebailu and karnataka’s oldest elephant, dies - Elephant News

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Indira, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Sakrebyle elephant camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2017-02-01Indira (indra), grande dame of sakrebailu and karnataka’s oldest elephant, dies - Elephant News

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