Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Anarkali at Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park

♀ Anarkali



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 60 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1961? unknown
Birth place:
Present / last location:Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, in India

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park
from Palamau elephant camp

Document updated2018-05-12: sick?
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Anarkali is a living sick Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, in India.

Anarkali arrived Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park unknown date, relocated from Palamau elephant camp, in India.

In Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, Anarkali lives together with 2 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Lakhi born 2002
  2. ,
  3. Ramu born 2004
  4. , (see detailed list).


Anarkali was born unknown 1961?.

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Anarkali had joined the park way back in 1981 when she was just 20 years old.

2016-10-18: Betla National Park’s star attraction Anarkali a female elephant is seriously battling for life as her condition is sinking very fast. Sources said the pachyderm fell on the ground and since then she is not on her legs but belly on Sunday.

Confirming the transfer of the two female jumbos from Dalma to Betla, DFO Core A K Mishra said, "The jumbos from Dalma will be here soon. Anarkali will be allowed to rest and thereafter will be dispatched to Ourmanjhi based zoo in Ranchi.''

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Anarkali, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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