† 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 .
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"
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.
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