Varalakshmi (Varlaxmi) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi)

Varalakshmi (Varlaxmi)
ID Number:Local id Number: 24 -  Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in /customers/6/2/a/ on line 713
60 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 66 years old (estimated age)
Body weight: 4970.00 kg, 10934.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Location:Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi)
ArrivalMathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi)
from Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini)
Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini)
from Sunkadakatte elephant camp
Born:* 1954? captive-born
in Sunkadakatte elephant camp
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 2010 unknown
Document updated2009-08-14: pregnant
2012-07-02: birth location
2012-09-09: not pregnant
2012-09-09: transfered
2016-12-11: DCEMK_nr
2018-04-30: text, location
2018-11-01: weight, apr birth year
2017: Mahout Gunda and Kavadi Chinna. Mathigodu Elephant Camp

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Varalakshmi (Varlaxmi), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Database for Captive Elephants and their Mahouts in Karnataka
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, Shiela Rao, Suparna Ganguly and Rajendra Hasbhavi, India
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