Bheeshma (Bhisma) at Camp King Elephant (Rajaji National Park)

Bheeshma (Bhisma)
ID Number:
? in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 10 years old (estimated age)
Management:Free contact
Location:Camp King Elephant (Rajaji National Park)
ArrivedCamp King Elephant (Rajaji National Park) 2017-00-00
from Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi)
Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi) 2012-04-02
Born:2008? wild
Document updated2018-04-30: transferred
2012: Bheeshma was found at Mudaganur in Veeranahosahalli range on April 2, 2012. He was abandoned by his mother and came to the village. Though he was released in the forests on many occasions, he returned.

Later, he was brought to Matthigod camp.

2017: Along with them, Thunga (15), an infant jumbo (1.8 years), Karna (6) and Bhishma (9) are travelling to Uttarakhand.

Sources, among others

  • Database for Captive Elephants and their Mahouts in Karnataka
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, Shiela Rao, Suparna Ganguly and Rajendra Hasbhavi, India

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