Deceased elephants at Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp in India


This database list 16 dead elephants

NrIdName
Species-Sex
AgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrivalArrival from locationImport
1+ Guruvajur Madhavankutty
EM M
51unknown
1970
2021-07-03unknown preliminary findings indicate suppurative bronchopneumonia and age-related weakness x
2+ Guruvayur Vailya Kesavan
EM M
51wild
2021-03-29 (21 years after arrival)disease abscess on its back. Tuberculosis? x 2000-05-09Nakeri Mana Vasudevan Namboodiri
3 Local id: 28 DCEK id: 558 CHIP:00065964FC Certificate nr:386 + Kuttisankaran
EM M
58wild
1962
2020-07-26 (51 years after arrival)age x 1969-00-00Kuttisankaran Nair
4 DCEK id: 678 + Gaja Ratnam Guruvayur Padmanabhan
EM M
58wild
2020-02-26 (45 years after arrival)unknown x 1975-06-25Guruvayur Devaswom (Kovilakam)
5 DCEK id: 700 + Vineeth Krishnan
EM M
wild
~1980
2018-05-25 (15 years after arrival)disease intestinal impaction x 2003-01-01
6 Local id: 16 DCEK id: 691 + Seshadri
EM M
26unknown
1992
2018-03-21accident died after falling into a well x
7 DCEK id: 655 + Junior Achuthan
EM M
39unknown
1978
2017-06-07unknown collapsed and died x
8 Local id: 2 DCEK id: 637 + Adithyan
EM M
wild
~1995
2017unknown overworked x
9 DCEK id: 685 + Ramankutty
EM M
58unknown
1958
2016-09-15unknown x Raman Namboodiri (Puthillathu Mana)
10+ Kesavankutty (Keshavankutty)
EM M
43unknown
1973
2016-03-31disease intestinal rupture x
11 Local id: 5 DCEK id: 640 + Arjun
EM M
20unknown
1992
2012-07-20 (14 years after arrival)disease toxaemia x 1998-00-00
12 DCEK id: 684 + Ramachandran
EM M
61unknown
1949
2010-02-22age x
13 DCEK id: 702+ (N/A) + Nandilath Gopalakrishnan
EM M
28unknown
1978
2006-01-07disease impaction of the colon Erandakettu and pneumonia x
14+ Kuttinarayanan (Asiad Appu)
EM M
23unknown
1982
2005-05-14disease fever from arthritis and fracture x Appu Ghar
15+ Gajarani Lakshmikutty
EM F
84wild
1913
1997 (22 years after arrival)unknown x 1975-06-25Guruvayur Devaswom (Kovilakam)
16+ Gajarajan Kesavan
EM M
72wild
1904
1976-12-02 (1 years after arrival)age x 1975-06-25Guruvayur Devaswom (Kovilakam)

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp in India, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 26 July 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=535 (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this list:

Latest updateName of elephantSource (if it is a website, the target website will open in new window)
2021-07-04 Guruvajur Madhavankutty:
  • https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/elephant-guruvayur-madhavankutty-dies/articleshow/84105042.cms

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=7695
  • 2021-04-07 Gaja Ratnam Guruvayur Padmanabhan:
  • https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/kerala-s-beloved-elephant-jumbo-king-padmanabhan-no-more/story-OAkX72gli99kEol7zBa8hN.html

  • https://keralakaumudi.com/en/news/news.php?id=518688&u=
  • 2021-04-07 Guruvayur Vailya Kesavan:
  • https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/tusker-valiya-kesavan-of-guruvayur-temple-dies/articleshow/81749070.cms

  • https://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/kerala/tusker-guruvayur-valiya-kesavan-dies-at-52-1.5554349

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=7654
  • 2020-08-07 Kuttisankaran:
  • https://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/offbeat/tusker-kongad-kuttisankaran-dies-at-58-1.4932660
  • 2018-05-27 Vineeth Krishnan:
  • Rajeev N Kurup
  • 2018-05-06 Adithyan:
  • https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/160118/kerala-temple-fests-kill-elephants-at-young-age.html
  • 2018-05-06 Junior Achuthan:
  • https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/250617/kerala-another-elephant-dies-in-captivity.html

  • https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/160118/kerala-temple-fests-kill-elephants-at-young-age.html

  • http://www.asiannature.org/sites/default/files/10%20TR%20Kerala-Captive%20elephants%20Welfare%20%26%20Management.pdf

  • 2018-05-06 Arjun:
  • http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-07-20/thiruvananthapuram/32763227_1_elephant-sanctuary-arjun-tusker
  • 2018-05-06 Nandilath Gopalakrishnan:
  • http://www.hindu.com/2006/01/09/stories/2006010904270300.htm">News article


  • 2018-05-04 Seshadri:
  • https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2018/03/21/elephant-runs-amok-dies-after-falling-into-well-guruvayur-palakkad.html
  • 2018-03-18 Ramankutty:
  • E. V. Pradeep

  • http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/offbeat/ramankutty-of-guruvayur-dewaswom-dies-english-news-1.1358227

  • Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp on elephant-news.com

    Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp is mentioned on Elephant News:

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    2015-04-09Visiting the temple elephants of kerala, india - Elephant News
    2021-03-30Tusker valiya kesavan of guruvayur temple dies - Elephant News


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