Kuttinarayanan (Asiad Appu)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Kuttinarayanan (Asiad Appu)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 23 years old
Status:foot problems
Born:* 1982 unknown
Birth place:
Dead: 2005-05-14
Death reason: disease: fever from arthritis and fracture
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp, in India

Date of arrival

Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
from Appu Ghar

1982-00-00Appu Ghar
from Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp

Record history
History of updates2010-09-19: 

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† Kuttinarayanan (Asiad Appu) is a dead foot problems Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2005-05-14 at Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp, in India, . Official death reason described as fever from arthritis and fracture.


Kuttinarayanan (Asiad Appu) was born unknown 1982.

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Mascot at the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi.

1985: Appu was offered to Lord Guruvayoorappan at the age of three by a devotee from Palakkad.
1989: Stepped into a septic tank. while taking part in a festival at Palakkad.

Since then Appu suffered from the fracture and Arthritis.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Kuttinarayanan (Asiad Appu), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 October 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1947. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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