Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Nandankanan Zoo in India

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Gouri  dead elephant


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 7 years old
Born:* 2012-00-00 wild
Birth place: in Athagarh Forest Division
Capture: 2012 Athagarh Forest Division
Dead: 2019-09-20
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Nandankanan Zoo, in India

Date of arrival

2012-00-00Nandankanan Zoo
from Athagarh Forest Division

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History of updates2022-03-14

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Gouri is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2019-09-20 at Nandankanan Zoo, in India, . Official death reason described as Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus.


Gouri was born wild 2012-00-00 at Athagarh Forest Division, captured 2012 , captured at Athagarh Forest Division.

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Gouri was orphaned before being adopted by the Zoo.

2019-09-21: Bhubaneswar: A sub-adult female elephant Gouri died allegedly due to herpes virus infection while undergoing treatment at Nandankanan zoo in Bhubaneswar. She is the fourth victim of the deadly Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus (EEHV) , who succumbed to it at 9:51 pm on Friday.

Gouri was rescued from Athagarh Forest Division at the age of two months in 2012. In spite of all our efforts, we could not save her. We have 3 adults and one Juvenile female elephant left now," said District Forest Officer (DFO) Jayanta Das Nandankanan. Three elephants have lost their life due to this virus within the past month as no vaccine is available in India till now.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Gouri, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Nandankanan Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=374. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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