Vatsala an Asian elephant at Peepertola elephant camp (Panna National Park)

♀ Vatsala



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀more than 51 years old (minimum age)
Management:Free contact
Born:* <1970 unknown
Birth place: in Nilambur reserve forest
Present / last location:Peepertola elephant camp (Panna National Park), in India

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1993-00-00Peepertola elephant camp (Panna National Park)
from Satpura elephant camp
Satpura elephant camp 1971-00-00
from Nedunkayam elephant camp (Nilambur)
Nedunkayam elephant camp (Nilambur)
from Nilambur reserve forest

Document updated2018-05-01: new record
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Vatsala is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Peepertola elephant camp (Panna National Park), in India.

Vatsala arrived Peepertola elephant camp (Panna National Park) 1993-00-00, relocated from Satpura elephant camp, in India.

In Peepertola elephant camp (Panna National Park), Vatsala lives as single living elephant at this location (see detailed list).


Vatsala was born unknown <1970 at Nilambur reserve forest.

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2018: Claim: Dr Sanjiv Gupta from PTR said he is taking care the elephant for past 15 years and he guessed the age of elephant from her teeth....Based on her teeth status, Dr Gupta claimed that she is about 95 years of age and oldest elephant of world.

Vatsala was born in jungles of Kerala and rescued from Nilambuj forest area...The elephant was brought from South India and now Keralas Nilambuj Forest Circle...In year 1971, elephant was brought to Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh and then in year 1993 she was relocated to Panna Tiger Reserve

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Vatsala, an Asian elephant at Peepertola elephant camp (Panna National Park) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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