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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary camp in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Nandan  dead elephant
Alternative name: Shankar



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown age, unknown age

People killed:2
Born:* unknown
Birth place: in India unspecified location
Dead: 2022-05-14
Death reason: anesthesia:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary camp, in India

Date of arrival

2010-10-25Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary camp
from Nandankanan Zoo

2000-00-00Nandankanan Zoo
from Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary camp

1998-00-00Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary camp
from Nandankanan Zoo

Record history
History of updates2012-11-09: mankiller again.
2022-05-16: Updated as dead
2022-05-16: Born in India

Latest document update2022-05-16 14:40:08
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† Nandan is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2022-05-14 at Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary camp, in India, .


Nandan was born unknown at India unspecified location.

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1997: Killed a Mahout at Telkoi in Keonjhar district.
2012-09: Shankar attacked another Mahout in September, who had a narrow escape.
2012-11-09: Dilip Rabha (52), who was training 20-year-old elephant Shankar for the past two years, was pulled down from the animals back and trampled to death while it was being taken for a bath.

2022-05-14: Earlier on Saturday, Nanda was given a tranquilizer by the Forest Department in order to be taken to the newly constructed Elephant Rescue Center in the sanctuary. Later, Nanda fainted a few moments after the dose was given to him.

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Nandan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=368. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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