Merry (Mary) an Asian elephant at Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)


♀ Merry (Mary)
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 63 years old
Id numberLocal id Number: 22 (Mathigodu)
58 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka
Body weight: 2980.00 kg, 6556.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1958 wild
Birth place: in Nagarhole National Park
Capture: 1977
Offspring
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1998 Ganga

2. Born 2012-08-18 unknown
Locations
Present / last location:Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp), in India

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2018-04-21Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
from Mathigodu elephant Camp
Mathigodu elephant Camp
from Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini)
Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini)
from Sunkadakatte elephant camp
Sunkadakatte elephant camp
from Kakanakote forest
Kakanakote forest
from Nagarhole National Park

Document updated2010-10-02: dassehra
2010-10-02: prev location
2012-01-02: age, weight, mother to Ganga
2012-07-02: alt name
2016-12-11: DCEMK_nr
2018-04-23: transferred to Jaldapara
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Description

Location


Merry (Mary) is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp), in India.

Merry (Mary) arrived in Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp) 2018-04-21, relocated from Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India.

In Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp), Merry (Mary) lives together with 39 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Amrapali born 1999
  2. ,
  3. Ashoka born 1994
  4. ,
  5. Bharat born 1994
  6. ,
  7. Debayani born ~1974
  8. ,
  9. Dharmaraya born 2010
  10. ,
  11. Diana born 1996
  12. ,
  13. Kuntalini born ~1955
  14. ,
  15. Lakshmi born ~1975
  16. ,
  17. Mansingh
  18. ,
  19. Motilal born 2000
  20. ,
  21. Mumtaz
  22. ,
  23. Nanjunda born 1995
  24. ,
  25. Nooree born ~1952
  26. ,
  27. Norbahadur born 1994
  28. ,
  29. Phulwanti
  30. ,
  31. Purnima born ~1964
  32. ,
  33. Raja born 2011
  34. ,
  35. Rajkanta?? born 1972
  36. ,
  37. Rami born 1997
  38. ,
  39. Rani
  40. ,
  41. Rudraprasad born 1997
  42. ,
  43. Sarathi born 1999
  44. ,
  45. Sharmila born ~1952
  46. ,
  47. Shiladitta born 2000
  48. ,
  49. Srinivas born 2004
  50. ,
  51. Suman born 1993-11-07
  52. ,
  53. Sundari born 1998
  54. ,
  55. Sundarmani born 1973
  56. ,
  57. Tarzan born 1997?
  58. ,
  59. Torsha Rani born 1997
  60. ,
  61. unknown born 2002-09-00
  62. ,
  63. unknown born 2002-01-00
  64. ,
  65. unknown born 2002-09-00
  66. ,
  67. unknown born 2001
  68. ,
  69. unknown born 2000
  70. ,
  71. unknown born 2000
  72. ,
  73. unknown born 2001
  74. ,
  75. Urbashi born ~1952
  76. ,
  77. Zenny born ~1995
  78. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (F) 1998 Ganga
  2. (M) 2012-08-18 unknown

Origin


Merry (Mary) was born wild 1958 at Nagarhole National Park, captured 1977 .


Comments / pictures

2010-10-03: The elephant Mary will be taking part in Mysore Dasara for 10th time.

2011-08: The mother-daughter pair of Mary and Ganga had grabbed the attention of visitors during the welcome ceremony at the Amba Vilas Palace here on Thursday. While 54-year-old Mary was caught in the Kakanakote forest in 1977, it has participated in Dasara for 10 years. Mary hails from Sunkadakatte elephant camp in Hunsur. Mary weighs 2,980 kg.

2012: Mary, who was caught at Kakanakote forest area in H.D. Kote in 1977 during a khedda operation when she was 20 years old, has already given birth to five calves. Mary has participated in Jumboo Savari on for 10 consecutive years. She first took part in the Dasara procession in 2002.

2018-04-22: Five elephants from Mathigodu Elephant Camp near Gonikoppa in Kodagu district were sent to Jaldapara National Park in West Bengal on Saturday. Mary (61), Dharmaraya (8), Srinivas (15), Sarathi (18) and Nanjunda (23) were sent in a lorry to West Bengal.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Merry (Mary), an Asian at Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 March 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2482. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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