Drona
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini) in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Drona  dead elephant

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Origin
Born:* unknown
Birth place: in Nagarhole National Park
Death
Dead: 1997
Death reason: accident: electrocuted by the high-tension electric wire passing through the Kakanakote jungles
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini), in India

Date of arrival

1971-00-00Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini)
from Kakanakote forest

Record history
History of updates2010-10-04: new record

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Drona is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1997 at Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini), in India, . Official death reason described as electrocuted by the high-tension electric wire passing through the Kakanakote jungles.

Origin


Drona was born unknown at Nagarhole National Park.


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Drona was named after Dronacharya, the great guru of Mahabharata.

Drona carried the golden howda at Dasara procession in Mysore from 1982 until death 1997. He was succeeded by elephant Balarama.

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Drona, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2478. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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