Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Nandankanan Zoo in India

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Kamala  dead elephant



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

Date of arrival

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

Record history
History of updates2022-03-14

Latest document update2020-04-22 19:52:35
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† Kamala is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2019-09-19 at Nandankanan Zoo, in India, . Official death reason described as Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus.


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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Kamala, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Nandankanan Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=13561. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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