Murugan
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Amsterdam Artis Zoo in Netherlands

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Murugan  dead elephant
Photo: *BRACK, 1979
Photo: Christoffer Brack, Wüppertal, Germany. Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073098771893, 1979

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Male ♂ 50 years old
Status:sick
Origin
Born:* 1953-01-23 captive-born
Birth place: in Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)
Death
Dead: 2003-06-04
Death reason: euthanised:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Amsterdam Artis Zoo, in Netherlands

Date of arrival

1954-11-25Amsterdam Artis Zoo
from Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)

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History of updates2021-10-28: picture

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Biography

† Murugan is a dead sick Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2003-06-04 at Amsterdam Artis Zoo, in Netherlands, .

Origin


Murugan was born captive-born 1953-01-23 at Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad).


Comments / pictures

Came as official gift from Pandit Nehru to Amsterdam.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Murugan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Amsterdam Artis Zoo in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 August 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=710. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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