Ganesha (Swethavarna) an Asian elephant at Mysore Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Ganesha (Swethavarna)  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Status:foot problems
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1949
Dead date: 2000-06-00
Death reason: age: arthritis
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1992-05-25 Chamundi (Magnum) EEP id: 9207
Present / last location:Mysore Zoo, in India

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1951-00-00Mysore Zoo
from Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Bahadur
Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Bahadur 1949-00-00
from Dubare forest

Document updated2009-10-14
2018-10-01: link to EleWiki submitted
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† Ganesha (Swethavarna) is a dead foot problems Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Mysore Zoo, in India, of age in 2000-06-00. Official death reason described as arthritis. (see detailed list).


Total: 1 babies

  1. (M) 1992-05-25 Chamundi (Magnum) EEP id: 9207


Ganesha (Swethavarna) was born wild , captured 1949 .

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Ganesha was maybe partial albino, every hair on his body was white, the eyes more yellowish than brown, and his skin rather light, almost pinkish. During late 80s, his feet and nails started to get worse, most probably because he was not taken on walks and processions as much as earlier.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Ganesha (Swethavarna), an Asian elephant at Mysore Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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