Abhi an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Abhi at Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)

Alternative name:Abhimanyu, Ganesh
ID Number:Local id Number: 5 - 
107 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 16 years old
Management:Free contact
People killed:1: Harish (38)
Location:Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
ArrivalMysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) 2004-11-00
Born:* 2004-11-00 captive-born
in Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) India
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 2017-07-21 Parvathi
Document updated2012-01-02:adoption
2012-07-02:more records
2016-12-09: DCEMK_nr
2018-05-08: alt name
2020-08-07: mankiller
2008: K.T. Cariappa of Mysore on Saturday adopted Abhimanyu, a male elephant by remitting Rs. 1.2 lakh, which is the cost of maintaining an elephant in the zoo.

2020-08-07: A mahout was trampled to death by an elephant in Mysuru zoo on Friday.

The victim, Harish (38), a resident of Lalithadripur near the city, was stamped by Abhi (elephant) on Friday afternoon.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Abhi, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5136. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Database for Captive Elephants and their Mahouts in Karnataka
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, Shiela Rao, Suparna Ganguly and Rajendra Hasbhavi, India
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