Rowdy Ranga an Asian elephant at Mathigodu elephant Camp

 ☨ ♂ Rowdy Ranga  

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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 date: 2018-10-08
Death reason: accident: severely injured after being hit by a bus
Present / last location:Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India

Date of Arrival
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2015-00-00Mathigodu elephant Camp
from Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo 2016-12-26
from Bannerghatta National Park

Document updated2009-08-04: age
2018-04-30: captured, tamed and trained
2018-10-08: dead
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† Rowdy Ranga is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India, of accident in 2018-10-08. Official death reason described as severely injured after being hit by a bus. (see detailed list).


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

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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Rowdy Ranga, an Asian elephant at Mathigodu elephant Camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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