Ganesh Maharaja an Asian elephant at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR)

Male ♂ Asian  Ganesh Maharaja at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR)

☨ Ganesh Maharaja
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Species: Asian elephant
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Male ♂
Dead date: 1989
Death reason: poached: injured by poachers
Location:Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR)
ArrivalKoshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR)
Born:* wild
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 10 babies

  1. () unknown
  2. () unknown
  3. () 1979 -- † 1979 Unnamed
  4. (M) 1981 Nirajan Prasad
  5. (M) 1981 Gyanendra Prasad
  6. (M) 1984 -- † 1984 Dipendra Prasad
  7. (F) 1984 -- † 2019-12-24 Puja kali
  8. (F) 1986 Prerana Kali
  9. (F) 1987 Chitwan Kali
  10. (F) 1990 -- † 1990 Ganesh Kali
Document updated2009-09-25: 
Formerly, it was Private elephant named Ganesh. Ganesh was released after passed away all members of its owner (killing the mahouts?). Then, it became semi-wild elephant and the rest lifetime spent for survival in the Koshitappu Wildlife Reserve

1989: Poacher injured the Ganesh outside the reserve. Reserve’s authority unfortunately unable to obtain timely information, as a result, the GANESH died at Bayerban Magar Tole, Morang district in 1989 A.D.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Ganesh Maharaja, an Asian at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR) in Nepal. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=979. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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