Raja Gaj (wild)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Bardia National Park (BNP) in Nepal

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Raja Gaj in the 1990s
Raja Gaj in the 1990s
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Alternative name: Rajaguj



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 71 years old (estimated age)
Body height: 3.43 meter, 11.3 feet
Born:* 1936? wild
Birth place: in Bardia National Park (BNP)
Dead: 2007?
Death reason: unknown:
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Present / last location:Bardia National Park (BNP), in Nepal

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† Raja Gaj (wild) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2007? at Bardia National Park (BNP), in Nepal, .


Raja Gaj (wild) was born wild 1936? at Bardia National Park (BNP).

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Raja Gaj (king elephant) (c. 1936 – 2007?) was a large Asian elephant that lived in the Bardiya National Park in Nepal. He was considered to be the biggest Asian bull elephant of modern times who was estimated to be 11 Feet 3 inches (3.43 metres) tall at the shoulder, some two Feet taller than the average Asian elephant.[1] He went missing from his habitat in southwestern Nepal, in December 2007 and was never seen again. He was estimated to be 70 years old at the time of his disappearance.

1992: In February and March of 1992, the intrepid British explorer Sir John Blashford-Snell was trekking through a remote valley in the Bardia region of western Nepal in search of "giant elephants" reported by the locals. Two representatives of these strange elephants, both bulls, were eventually observed - and photographed. The two beasts, living up to their reputation, were estimated to have footprints measuring 22.5 inches across and a height to the shoulders of 11 Feet 3 inches, which makes them even larger than the largest-ever recorded specimen of the Asian elephant, Elephas maximus.

1987: First seen in the Park in 1987. (Velden)

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Raja Gaj (wild), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bardia National Park (BNP) in Nepal. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=8206. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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