Kamlapur elephant camp in India

Kamlapur elephant camp
First elephant arrived2011
PlaceAheri Taluka
DistrictGadchiroli district
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Kamlapur elephant camp, located at Kamlapur, in Aheri Taluka, India, was founded in 2011 and the first elephant arrived in 2011.

Living elephants

At Kamlapur elephant camp lives 4 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)

  1. Ajit born 1995
  2. ,
  3. Basanti born 1963?
  4. ,
  5. Mangala
  6. ,
  7. Rani
  8. ,

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An elephant camp was established around 50 years ago in Sironcha taluka, as a logging camp. Kamlapur elephant camp was set up in 2011 after the decade-old teak log transport by elephants had to stopped due to the Naxal menace. Since then, the elephants are being maintained at a cost of Rs 5 lakh annually.

2018-12-18: The camp had a total of eight elephants, including matriarch Basanti, who is aged around 55 and alpha male Ajit (23). A female elephant calf 'Saee' was born on Tuesday to Rani and Ajit. These elephants have been kept at the camp ever since their use for timber logging was stopped. Saee's birth has taken the numbers to nine.

2021: There used to be 10 elephants in Kamlapur camp till last year, now the number have dropped to 7.

References for records about Kamlapur elephant camp

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Kamlapur elephant camp, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3407. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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