Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ramapura camp in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Karna  dead elephant

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Alternative name: Vinayaka, Akkiraja



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Coimbatore forest division
Dead: 2023-10-31
Death reason: : collapsed during a training session
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ramapura camp, in India

Date of arrival

2023-06-00Ramapura camp
from Mudumalai National Park

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2023-11-02: Updated as dead
2023-11-02: link to http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=7922

Latest document update2023-11-02 01:21:59
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† Karna is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2023-10-31 at Ramapura camp, in India, . Official death reason described as collapsed during a training session.


Karna was born wild at Coimbatore forest division.

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2023-11-01: In a tragic incident, an elephant named Vinayaka, also known as Akkiraja, residing at the Rampura elephant camp in the Bandipur tiger reserve, passed away on Tuesday.

Vinayaka, originally captured in the forest areas of Coimbatore in 2021, had later been relocated to the Madumalai Tiger Reserve. The elephant had become a source of concern for the residents of Yelachetti village due to its aggressive behavior. It had attacked houses in the Kundukere area of the Bandipur tiger reserve, prompting local families, who had been living there for several years, to appeal for the capture of the wild elephant.

Their pleas resulted in a capture operation led by the Forest Department in June this year, relocating the elephant to the Rampura elephant camp, where it was renamed "Karna".

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Karna, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ramapura camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=17068. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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