Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Abhayaranyam elephant camp (Mudumalai) in India

♂ Shankar



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact

People killed:3, during December 2020
Born:* wild
Birth place: in India unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Abhayaranyam elephant camp (Mudumalai), in India

Date of arrival

Abhayaranyam elephant camp (Mudumalai)
from Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)

2021-02-12Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)
from Gudalur forest

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History of updates2020-10-21

Latest document update2021-07-05 07:32:19
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Shankar is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Abhayaranyam elephant camp (Mudumalai), in India.

Shankar arrived to the Abhayaranyam elephant camp (Mudumalai) unknown date, relocated from the Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India.

In Abhayaranyam elephant camp (Mudumalai), Shankar lives as single living elephant at this location


Shankar was born wild at India unspecified location.

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Shankar is a single-tusked elephant, nicknamed after the forest watcher who found his broken tusk.

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2021-02-13 In the can: elephant shankar captured after two months - Elephant News
2021-07-05 Shankar shifted to temporary elephant camp in nilgiris - Elephant News

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Shankar, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Abhayaranyam elephant camp (Mudumalai) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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