Hamsa Raj an Asian elephant at Kerala unspecified location

☨ Hamsa Raj
ID nr:Chip id Number; 000658FFC7
 - Local id Number: 566 - 
83 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 65 years old
Dead date: 2017
Death reason: disease: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
Location:Kerala unspecified location
ArrivalKerala unspecified location
Born:* 1952 wild
Document updated2018-03-11: new
2018-03-19: Kerala DCEK Nr
The only two elephants whose deaths were not linked to festivals were the oldest elephants; Hansraj (65), and Kannamkulangara Sasi (75). At death, they were more skeleton than flesh, a clear hint that they died of hunger and some mysterious disease.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Hamsa Raj, an Asian at Kerala unspecified location in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5525. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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