Kuttinarayanan (Asiad Appu) an Asian elephant at Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)

 ☨ ♂ Kuttinarayanan (Asiad Appu)  



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

Date of Arrival
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Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
from Appu Ghar
Appu Ghar 1982-00-00
from Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)

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


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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Kuttinarayanan (Asiad Appu), an Asian elephant at Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1947. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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