|Ganga||ID Number:||Local id Number: 7 - |
160 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka -
|Sex and age:||Female 18 years|
|Location:||Jumbo Russian Circus|
|Arrived||Jumbo Russian Circus 2003-00-00|
from Sonepur Mela cattle fair
|Document updated||2009-08-20:ï¿½New elephant|
2012-07-01:ï¿½removing claimed parents, and captive bread records, this elephant eventually not captive bred at the circus.
|Sources said during their performance at Ludhiana on January 30, 2003, circus authorities had claimed that the elephant couple Anarkali and Lucky Prasad had given birth to a male calf. A veterinary doctor from Ludhiana had given a certificate regarding that. But nine months later, on October 29, 2003, during their performance in Delhi, circus authorities claimed that it was actually a female calf. They procured a certificate from a veterinarian in Delhi saying that.|
But during the same month, when Jumbo Circus was in Panipat, some Ludhiana residents visited its show and got to know that the calf named Ganesh, who was born in their city, had become Ganga. As a result, they suspected foul play.
"Training males is difficult as compared to females. We can say females are less violent. So the circus might have sold the male calf and purchased a female, which is illegal. We want a thorough probe," said an animal rights activist.
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