Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Bandhavgarh elephant camp in India

♂ Gautam

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Total: 7 babies

1. Born Vanraj

2. Born
(dead † 2015-01-29)

3. Born Sundargaj

4. Born Ashtam

5. Born Badhaini

6. Born Siddhnath

7. Born 1983 Bandhavgaj
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Bandhavgarh elephant camp, in India

Date of arrival

Bandhavgarh elephant camp
from Kanha unspecified elephant camp (Kanha National Park)

Kanha unspecified elephant camp (Kanha National Park)
from Bori logging camp

Record history
History of updates2021-11-30

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Gautam is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Bandhavgarh elephant camp, in India.

Gautam arrived to the Bandhavgarh elephant camp unknown date, relocated from the Kanha unspecified elephant camp (Kanha National Park) , in India.


Gautam lives together with 11 other elephants at the Bandhavgarh elephant camp:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 8. ♀ Anarkali
  2. 9. ⚪ Ashtam
  3. 10. ⚪ Badhaini
  4. 11. ♀ Gayatri born 2021-10-04
  5. 12. ♀ Lata
  6. 13. ⚪ Siddhnath
  7. 14. ⚪ Sundargaj
  8. 15. ♀ Toofan
  9. 16. ⚪ unknown
  10. 17. ⚪ unknown born 2013-00-00
  11. 18. ⚪ Vanraj


Total: 7 babies

  1. (unknown) Vanraj
  2. (F) -- † 2015-01-29 Sudarshini
  3. (unknown) Sundargaj
  4. (unknown) Ashtam
  5. (unknown) Badhaini
  6. (unknown) Siddhnath
  7. (M) 1983 Bandhavgaj


Gautam was born wild .

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As Nayar's (Mahavat of Gautam) wife aka Chachi told me that they reached Bori on 2nd August 1971 with Gautam and Shivaji. Gautam and Shivaji came from a place called Badaliyaar (spelling may be wrong) in Kerala. First, they were stationed at Dhai'n and later shifted to Bori.

Nayar Mahavat along with his family, Kuttappan and Gautam elephant reached Itarsi on 1st August 1971.

Gautam was sent to Bandhavgarh after spending some time in Kanha.

First elephant calf from captive elephants in M.P. National Parks was born in Bandhavgarh in year 1983. Gautam sired it....Badhaini, Sundargaj, Vanraj, Siddhnath, Sudarshini and Ashtam are the few elephants that were born here. Gautam sire them all.

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2020-09-28 Elephant festival concludes at bandhavgarh reserve - Elephant News
2020-09-29 Madhya pradesh unveils elephant adoption scheme in bandhavgarh tiger reserve - Elephant News

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Gautam, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bandhavgarh elephant camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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