Bharatha an Asian elephant at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)

 ☨ ♂ Bharatha  
Alternative name:Bharathi
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 7 years old
Id number
138? (N/A) in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu
Born:* 2010 wild
Birth place: in Tiruvannamalai district
Capture: 2016
Dead date: 2017-12-00
Death reason: disease: bacterial infection, possibly Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
Present / last location:Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India

Date of Arrival

2013-08-28Tiruvannamalai district from Tiruvannamalai district

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† Bharatha is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India, disease in 2017-12-00, bacterial infection, possibly Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?(see detailed list).


Bharatha was born wild 2010 in Tiruvannamalai district, captured 2016 .

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This male was one of the six elephants captured by the Forest Department from Tiruvannamalai. Of the six, three were sent to the Kozhikamuthi Elephant Camp at Top Slip in Anaimalai, while the other three were brought to Theppakadu.

2017-05-14: The Theppakadu elephant camp in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve was reopened to the public on Saturday after a gap of four months. The camp had been closed after two of the elephants there, Narmada and Bharathi, died in December of 2017. Their deaths were said to have been caused by the elephants contracting bacterial infection, precipitated by the lack of rainfall within the reserve. After their deaths, the elephant camp was indefinitely closed by MTR officials.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Bharatha, an Asian at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 November 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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