Ashoka an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Ashoka at Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini)

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+161? (N/A) in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
Location:Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini)
ArrivalBalle Elephant Camp (Kabini) 2018-12-07
from Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park 2018-11-00
from Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini)
Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini)
from Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi)
Born:* unknown
Capture: 2008, Kodlipet, Hassan,Karnataka
Document updated2018-12-07: new record
2018-12-07: Elephant Ashoka, which had gone missing about two weeks ago, was traced at Kaimara Forest Beat in Balle Range in Nagarahole Reserve Forest on Wednesday night. Ashoka is now housed at Balle Elephant Camp.

Ashoka, was let out for grazing and he had not returned. The Forest officials, along with mahouts and kavadies, launched a search operation to trace Ashoka based on the marks created on the ground by the chains tied around his legs and finally traced Ashoka deep inside the forest at Kaimara Forest Beat.

It is learnt that, Ashoka, who belonged to Mathigodu Elephant Camp was brought to Antharasanthe for the tiger combing operation and was housed in Balle Camp.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Ashoka, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is 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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