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


♀ Merry (Mary)
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 62 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

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. Phulwanti
  2. ,
  3. Mumtaz
  4. ,
  5. Mansingh
  6. ,
  7. Rani
  8. ,
  9. Rajkanta?? born 1972
  10. ,
  11. Sundarmani born 1973
  12. ,
  13. Suman born 1993-11-07
  14. ,
  15. Ashoka born 1994
  16. ,
  17. Norbahadur born 1994
  18. ,
  19. Bharat born 1994
  20. ,
  21. Nanjunda born 1995
  22. ,
  23. Diana born 1996
  24. ,
  25. Rami born 1997
  26. ,
  27. Rudraprasad born 1997
  28. ,
  29. Torsha Rani born 1997
  30. ,
  31. Tarzan born 1997?
  32. ,
  33. Sundari born 1998
  34. ,
  35. Amrapali born 1999
  36. ,
  37. Sarathi born 1999
  38. ,
  39. unknown born 2000
  40. ,
  41. Motilal born 2000
  42. ,
  43. unknown born 2000
  44. ,
  45. Shiladitta born 2000
  46. ,
  47. unknown born 2001
  48. ,
  49. unknown born 2001
  50. ,
  51. unknown born 2002-01-00
  52. ,
  53. unknown born 2002-09-00
  54. ,
  55. unknown born 2002-09-00
  56. ,
  57. Srinivas born 2004
  58. ,
  59. Dharmaraya born 2010
  60. ,
  61. Raja born 2011
  62. ,
  63. Sharmila born ~1952
  64. ,
  65. Nooree born ~1952
  66. ,
  67. Urbashi born ~1952
  68. ,
  69. Kuntalini born ~1955
  70. ,
  71. Purnima born ~1964
  72. ,
  73. Debayani born ~1974
  74. ,
  75. Lakshmi born ~1975
  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 in 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 4 December 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2482. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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