Ganesha (Swethavarna)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mysore Zoo in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Ganesha (Swethavarna)  dead elephant



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

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

Date of arrival

1951-00-00Mysore Zoo
from Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Bahadur

1949-00-00Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Bahadur
from Dubare forest

Record history
History of updates2009-10-14
2018-10-01: link to EleWiki submitted

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Ganesha (Swethavarna) is a dead foot problems Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2000-06-00 at Mysore Zoo, in India, . Official death reason described as arthritis.


Total: 1 babies

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


Ganesha (Swethavarna) was born wild , captured 1949 .

Comments / pictures

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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Ganesha (Swethavarna), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mysore Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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