Kamala an Asian elephant at Nandankanan Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Kamala  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 6 years old
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Born:* 2013-08-01 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 2013-08-07 Bijaghat forest under Narayanpatna forest range
Dead date: 2019-09-19
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
Present / last location:Nandankanan Zoo, in India

Date of Arrival

2013-11-22Nandankanan Zoo
from Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT)

Document updated2019-09-19: dead in herpes
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† Kamala is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Nandankanan Zoo, in India, disease in 2019-09-19, Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus(see detailed list).


Kamala was born wild 2013-08-01, captured 2013-08-07 , captured at Bijaghat forest under Narayanpatna forest range.

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Kamala was just 10 days old when she was rescued from Bijaghat forest under Narayanpatna forest range on August 7 by forest officials and villagers. She had fallen into a ditch and broken her leg soon after she was born.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Kamala, an Asian at Nandankanan Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 December 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=13561. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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