Balarama an Asian elephant at Mathigodu elephant Camp


♂ Balarama



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 64 years old (estimated age)
Id numberLocal id Number: 7
43 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka
Body weight: 4990.00 kg, 10978.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1956? wild
Birth place: in Nagarhole National Park
Capture: 1987
Locations
Present / last location:Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India

Date of Arrival

Mathigodu elephant Camp
from Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole)
Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole) 1987-00-00
from Kattepura forest

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Balarama is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India.

Balarama arrived in Mathigodu elephant Camp unknown date, relocated from Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole), in India.

In Mathigodu elephant Camp, Balarama lives together with 8 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Sri Rama
  2. ,
  3. ,
  4. Srinivas
  5. ,
  6. Varalakshmi (Varlaxmi) born 1954?
  7. ,
  8. Krishna born 1961
  9. ,
  10. Abhimanyu born 1964?
  11. ,
  12. Maasti born 1995
  13. ,
  14. Bhima born 1998?
  15. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Balarama was born wild 1956? in Nagarhole National Park, captured 1987 .


Comments / pictures

Mahout Thimma, Kavadi Gopal.

1987: Captured in katepora forest near Somavarpet in 1987.
1997: After the elephant Drona died in 1997, Balarama carries the 750-kilo golden howdah during Dasara procession in Mysore.
2007-07-07: Abhimanyu, who went berserk, along with other elephants, gored Balarama in the forest.
2011-09-00: weighed 4,610 kgs.
2011-10-09: weighed 4,885 kgs.
2012: Elephant Balarama, who is scheduled to carry the golden howdah during the Dasara procession for the 13th year, was accompanied by his mahout Thimma, who was elevated from kavadi, after mahout Sannappa retired last year. Balaramas kavadi is Gacha.
2015: weighed 4,990 kgs.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Balarama, an Asian at Mathigodu elephant Camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 December 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2477. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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