Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mathigodu elephant Camp in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Drona  dead elephant


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ about 2019 years old (approximate age)
Born:* ~1980 wild
Birth place: in Nagarhole National Park
Capture: 2014 Madalli of Yasaluru forest zone in Hassan district
Dead: 2019-04-26
Death reason: disease: cardiac arrest
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India

Date of arrival

Mathigodu elephant Camp
from Nagarhole National Park

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History of updates2020-10-16

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Drona is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2019-04-26 at Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India, . Official death reason described as cardiac arrest.


Drona was born wild ~1980 at Nagarhole National Park, captured 2014 , captured at Madalli of Yasaluru forest zone in Hassan district.

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According to the direction of the Government, the Forest Department staff began the capturing of the rouge elephants and for a whole year from 2014 to 2015, they captured 22 elephants through ‘Khedda’ operation.

2019-04-27: A 39-year-old elephant that had made its appearance in two editions of Mysuru Dasara died of cardiac arrest at Mathigodu elephant camp in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve on Friday

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Drona, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mathigodu elephant Camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=8267. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2019 deaths | ~198 births | 2014 captures | Elephants from Mathigodu elephant Camp | India | Asian elephants

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