Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Samrat  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 24 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1996? wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1997? Chaibasa
Dead: 2020-03-12
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, in India

Date of arrival

1998-00-00Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park
Record history
History of updates2020-10-29

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Samrat is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2020-03-12 at Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, in India, . Official death reason described as Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus.


Samrat was born wild 1996?, captured 1997? , captured at Chaibasa.

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Samrat was found abandoned in the jungles of Chaibasa by the then forest officials and was brought to Birsa Zoological Park in the 1998 when he was just three months old. According to the zoo authorities, he was rejected by his mother upon birth.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Samrat, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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