Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Vijaya at K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)

♀ Vijaya

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Local id Number 15
Karnataka database29


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 60 years old
Body weight: 2770.00 kg, 6094.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1961 wild
Birth place: in Nagarhole National Park
Capture: 1963 Dubare forest
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2014? Karthik
Present / last location:K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi), in India

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
from Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu)
Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu) 1963-00-00
from Dubare forest
Dubare forest
from Nagarhole National Park

Document updated2012-09-04: age
2016-12-10: DCEMK_nr
2018-04-25: offspring: Karthik?
2018-04-30: text
2018-11-01: weight
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Vijaya is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi), in India.

Vijaya arrived K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi) unknown date, relocated from Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu), in India.

In K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi), Vijaya lives together with 2 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Gajendra born 1954
  2. ,
  3. Radha born 2010-04-14
  4. , (see detailed list).


  1. (M) 2014? Karthik


Vijaya was born wild 1961 at Nagarhole National Park, captured 1963 , captured at Dubare forest.

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1963: Captured in Dubare forest area during 1963.

2012: Vijaya was accompanied by her mahout Boja and kavadi (mahouts assistant) Putta at the annual Mysore Dasara.

2014-07-24: Vijaya, the cow-elephant camping at the Dubare Elephant Camp of the Forest Department near here has given birth to a female calf recently. Vijaya, aged 56 years, has so far given birth to 12 calves

2017: Karthik is the offspring of Vijaya (40), who was captured in Kattepura reserve forest in 1998. Vijaya, a Dasara elephant, was known to be gentle.

K Gudi Elephant Camp

Mahout Bhojappa and Kavadi Doreyappa.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Vijaya, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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