Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Thungru Kohora elephant camp (Kaziranga) in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Ratan  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 26 years old
Born:* 1987 wild
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Dead: 2013-10-31
Death reason: killed: trauma after attack by elephant bull Guatam
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Present / last location:Thungru Kohora elephant camp (Kaziranga), in India

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Thungru Kohora elephant camp (Kaziranga)
Record history
History of updates2018-05-23: specification of location
2020-03-19: changed date of death, source
2021-09-15: Records updated

Latest document update2021-09-15 13:27:59
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† Ratan is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2013-10-31 at Thungru Kohora elephant camp (Kaziranga), in India, . Official death reason described as trauma after attack by elephant bull Guatam.


Ratan was born wild 1987.

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2013-10-31: The Kaziranga National Park lost two domesticated Adult male jumbos within a span of four days, with one succumbing to his injuries today after a fierce fight between both the animals in Musth. Ranjit Baruah, a forester of the Kohora range, said the two elephants, aged about 22 years, were used for patrolling the park, aiding anti-poaching activities, removing broken trees and herding in straying rhinos to the park precincts. Before anyone could arrive and tranquillise the elephants, the fight was over. Ratan survived for three days and we administered saline but his stomach had been damaged and many bones broken. He was bleeding from the nose, mouth and ears,” Baruah said. He passed away at 3 this morning.

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Ratan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Thungru Kohora elephant camp (Kaziranga) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 March 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=16298. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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