Harsha at Dubare elephant camp

ID Number:Local id Number: 5 - 
Number: 19 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 41 years
Management:Free contact
Location:Dubare elephant camp
ArrivedDubare elephant camp
from Doddabetta Reserve Forest
Born:1976 wild India
Capture: 1990
Document updated2010-10-02: dassera
2012-09-04: age
2013-11-12: aggressive
2016-12-10: DCEMK_nr
2017-03-16: news link
Captured from Doddabetta forest in 1990 and brought from Dubare camp, it is participating in Dasara for the eighth time.

2013-11-07: Three weeks after the returning of Dasara elephants to the woods, one of them went berserk on the forest fringes of Nagarahole and charged out of the woods. The drama that began on Tuesday ended on Thursday with the tranquilizing of elephant Harsha.It took 36 hours for the foresters to capture Harsha, otherwise known for his composure, and bring the situation under control.

2010-10-03: Harsha from Dubare has took part in dasara festivities for 11 years.

2010-09-04:�A rogue elephant attacked a team of two tamed elephants during a chase in an estate at Maragodu on Sunday, creating tension for sometime.

Harsha and Vikram had been engaged by the forest department to chase a herd of elephants rampaging coffee estates around Maragodu. A team of about forty forest staff and public set out to chase the herd in the morning. The herd was successfully pushed to a high position of a peak from where they had to be be led in the direction of Dubare elephant camp. After treading difficult terrains for kilometers the herd misled the chasing team, escaped in the thick jungle and came down to the original point where it had been camping since days.

The team decided to return as it was nearing dark and it started raining. However, they were shocked as a rogue elephant from the herd charged at them. The people ran helter skelter. Then the elephant charged at Harsha and Vikram. Harsha, known as the nation's best fighter, who can handle any kind of wild elephant with ease, along with its companion Vikram pulled the iron chain from its back and began to attack the wild elephant. Crackers and hoax guns were fired and the wild elephant rushed back to its herd.

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Sources, among others

  • http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-11-09/mysore/43854220_1_dasara-elephant-howdah-elephant-naada-habba
  • Srirama
  • http://www.deccanherald.com/content/101531/second-batch-elephants-arrives-city.html
  • http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Mysore/Wild-elephant-attacks-2-tamed-elephants/articleshow/4273060.cms
  • 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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