Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal) in India

♂ Venkatesh
Alternative name: Venkitesh, Venkadesh


Local id Number 8
Tamil Nadu database8


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 36 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1987-04-06 captive-born
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal), in India

Date of arrival

2019-07-00Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal)
from Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)

Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
from Madras Vandalur Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-11-25: transfers
2010-04-25: death

Latest document update2022-08-24 06:11:49
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Venkatesh is a living kumki Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal), in India.

Venkatesh arrived in 2019-07-00 to the Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal), relocated from the Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India.

Venkatesh lives together with 1 other elephants at the Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal):
  1. Suyambu

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Venkatesh was born captive-born 1987-04-06.

Comments / pictures

2017-07-20: Two Kumki elephants returned to Topslip in Ulandhi Forest Range (Anamalai Tiger Reserve) in Coimbatore Division on Friday morning after successfully taming a lone forest elephant in Kerala.

The two Kumki elephants - Kalim (55) and Venkatesh (42) - were taken to Devikulam range in Moonar Forest Division in Kerala for taming a forest elephant that was roaming around the residential area for over a week.

2019-07-04: Kumki elephants Suyambu (24) and Venkatesh (32) from Anamalai Tiger Reserve will be shifted to Chadivayal camp of Coimbatore Forest Division.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Venkatesh, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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