Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Dhoni elephant kraal in India

♂ Dhoni

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Alternative name: PT-7, Palakkad Tusker 7


Local id Number PT-7


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Male ♂

People killed:2022-07-08: 1: Villager Sivaraman
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Kerala unspecified location
Capture: 2023-01-22 Dhoni, Palakkad, Kerala
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Dhoni elephant kraal, in India

Date of arrival

2023-01-22Dhoni elephant kraal
from Palakkad unspecified location

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History of updates
2023-08-28: link to http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=7916

Latest document update2023-08-28 04:08:18
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Dhoni is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Dhoni elephant kraal, in India.

Dhoni arrived in 2023-01-22 to the Dhoni elephant kraal, relocated from the Palakkad unspecified location, in India.

In Dhoni elephant kraal, Dhoni lives as single living elephant at this location


Dhoni was born wild at Kerala unspecified location, captured 2023-01-22 , captured at Dhoni, Palakkad, Kerala.

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2022-07-08: killed the villager Sivaraman in Dhoni.

2022-12-12: went on rampage for six days.

2023-01-22: The rogue elephant till now known as PT 7, short for Palakkad Tusker 7, has got a new name. The jumbo was tranquilised by the Forest Department on Sunday morning and moved into a cage by afternoon. The tusker, who unleashed terror in the Dhoni area of the district and thus made the place famous, will now be called Dhoni.

2023-07-14: Wild jumbo ‘Dhoni’ aka ‘PT 7’ (Palakkad Tusker), which was captured and caged by the Kerala Forest Department, has vision loss in the right eye, stated a medical report. Although medicines were given to the tusker, there has been no improvement in its eyesight so far. A subsequent examination carried out by the forest department officials found the presence of around 15 gun pellets inside PT 7’s body.

Dhoni on elephant-news.com

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2023-01-22 Forest dept renames pt 7 as dhoni, to train him as a kumki elephant - Elephant News

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Dhoni, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Dhoni elephant kraal in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=16955. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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