Komala an Asian elephant at Mysore Zoo

Female ♀ Asian  Komala at Mysore Zoo

Komala in Mysore Zoo, just before the transport.
☨ Komala
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 8 years old
Dead date: 2004-10-08
Death reason: killed: foul play; poisoning
Location:Mysore Zoo
ArrivalMysore Zoo 1996-00-00
Born:* 1996 captive-born
in Mysore Zoo
Parents: Gajalaxmi x Jayaprakash
Komalas pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2009-03-14: Previous locations, Death, Text
2018-09-03: link to EleWiki submitted

Komala, (born in Mysore Zoo) was dated to be shipped to Yerevan Zoo in October 2003 as a gift from the President of India to the President of Armenia.

But some days before the scheduled transport she died in agony after what officials at Mysore zoo in southern India are calling a conspiracy by insiders. They suspect she could be the latest victim of poisoning by disgruntled employees, and, perhaps, a persistent campaign to discredit the zoo for reasons unknown.






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article at Mysore Zoo cries foul after another elephant deaths, 2004-10-25

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Komala, an Asian at Mysore Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=342. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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