Kaveri (Cauvery)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Dompierre Le Pal Zoo in France

♀ Kaveri (Cauvery)


EEP nr8517


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1984-01-28 wild
Birth place:
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 1990-03-31
(dead † 2000-06-19)
Poona (Salem) EEP id: 9005

2. Born 1993-10-01 Nina EEP id: 9305

3. Born 1998-05-04 Thisiam EEP id: 9804

4. Born 2009-05-00
(dead † 2009-05-00)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Dompierre Le Pal Zoo, in France

Date of arrival

2005-03-30Dompierre Le Pal Zoo
from Paris Zoo Vincennes

1985-05-31Paris Zoo Vincennes
from Unknown

Record history
History of updates2009-01-26: Text
2018-03-02: link to EleWiki submitted by IP address

Latest document update2018-05-22 15:22:13
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Kaveri (Cauvery) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Dompierre Le Pal Zoo, in France.

Kaveri (Cauvery) arrived in 2005-03-30 to the Dompierre Le Pal Zoo, relocated from the Paris Zoo Vincennes, in France.

Kaveri (Cauvery) lives together with 4 other elephants at the Dompierre Le Pal Zoo:
  1. Accra born 1972
  2. Nina born 1993-10-01
  3. Tom born 2014-03-19
  4. Upali born 1994-11-14

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


  1. (M) 1990-03-31 -- † 2000-06-19 Poona (Salem) EEP id: 9005
  2. (F) 1993-10-01 Nina EEP id: 9305
  3. (M) 1998-05-04 Thisiam EEP id: 9804
  4. (F) 2009-05-00 -- † 2009-05-00 miscarriage


Kaveri (Cauvery) was born wild 1984-01-28. and imported 1985

Comments / pictures

1984: Presented to president Mitterand from Indian prime minsister Rajiv Gandhi

For her first birth, Kaveri was four years old when she was bred, giving birth at age six.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kaveri (Cauvery), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Dompierre Le Pal Zoo in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 September 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=186. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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