Guruvayur Gajarajan Kesavan
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Guruvayur Gajarajan Kesavan  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 72 years old
Body height: 3.20 meter, 10.5 feet
Born:* 1904 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1976-12-02
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp, in India

Date of arrival

1975-06-25Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
from Guruvayur Devaswom (Kovilakam)

1922-01-04Guruvayur Devaswom (Kovilakam)
from Valiya Raja of Nilambur

Valiya Raja of Nilambur
from Nilambur reserve forest

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History of updates2018-05-20:

Latest document update2021-08-07 13:45:09
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† Guruvayur Gajarajan Kesavan is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1976-12-02 at Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp, in India, .


Guruvayur Gajarajan Kesavan was born wild 1904.

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Kesawan was Guruvayoors largest elephant, 11.5 Feet = 3.2 metres.

The day of Kesavans death is observed as Gajaraja Smarana. There is a full-length film on Guruvayoor Kesavan, as well as an erected statue.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Guruvayur Gajarajan Kesavan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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