Rowdy Ranga
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mathigodu elephant Camp in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Rowdy Ranga  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 34 years old
Born:* 1984 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 2016 close to Bhanatarakuppe Forest near Magadi
Dead: 2018-10-08
Death location: on the Virajpet-Bengaluru road, near the Nagarhole Tiger Reserve.
Death reason: accident: severely injured after being hit by a bus
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India

Date of arrival

2015-00-00Mathigodu elephant Camp
from Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo

2016-12-26Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
from Bannerghatta National Park

Record history
History of updates2009-08-04: age
2018-04-30: captured, tamed and trained
2018-10-08: dead

Latest document update2023-08-06 23:38:16
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† Rowdy Ranga is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2018-10-08 at Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India, . Official death reason described as severely injured after being hit by a bus.


Rowdy Ranga was born wild 1984, captured 2016 , captured at close to Bhanatarakuppe Forest near Magadi.

Comments / pictures

2006: killed a villager near Bannerghatta and created havoc in Hakki-Pikki colony, Byrappanahalli and Buthanahalli.

2016-12: captured at Savandurga forests adjacent to Magadi and Bannerghatta

2017-06: tamed and basic trained

2018: Killed by a bus...

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Rowdy Ranga, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mathigodu elephant Camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 September 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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