Gouri an Asian elephant at Nandankanan Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Gouri  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 7 years old
Id number
00 in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu
Born:* 2012-00-00 wild
Birth place: in Athagarh Forest Division
Capture: 2012 Athagarh Forest Division
Dead date: 2019-09-20
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
Present / last location:Nandankanan Zoo, in India

Date of Arrival

2012-00-00Athagarh Forest Division from Athagarh Forest Division

Document updated2013-10-05: submitted
2020-04-23: death records submitted
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† Gouri is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Nandankanan Zoo, in India, disease in 2019-09-20, Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus(see detailed list).


Gouri was born wild 2012-00-00 in 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.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Gouri, an Asian at Nandankanan Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=374. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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