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Bijuli Prasad’s death at the age of 89

ByGlobal Darpan

Aug 22, 2023

New Delhi: In a landmark event for India, an elephant known as “Electricity Prasad,” considered to be the oldest living elephant in the world, has passed away at the age of 89. This elephant is considered to be one of the oldest middle-aged elephants globally.

A worker in the Chia Bagh area of Sonitpur district in the eastern state of Assam, India, confirmed the death of this elephant, stating that it had occurred in the same herd in which the elephant resided.

In 1940, an English farmer brought this elephant to work in the Chia Bagh area, and it had been in service for nearly five years. This elephant, named Electricity Prasad, had lost all its teeth due to old age, making it difficult to chew grains and other food items.

According to skilled veterinarian Kushal Konwar Sarma, the average lifespan of an elephant is around 80 years. Electricity Prasad’s demise occurred on Monday morning. It’s estimated that a lack of sufficient natural nutrition might have contributed to its death.