Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Venkatesh at Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal)

♂ Venkatesh
Alternative name:Venkitesh, Venkadesh


Local id Number 8
Tamil Nadu database8


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 34 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1987-04-06 captive-born
Birth place:
Present / last location:Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal), in India

Date of Arrival
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2019-07-00Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal)
from Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
from Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park)

Document updated2018-05-03: new record, kumki, alt name Venkitesh

2018-05-19: prev location Chennai

2019-07-00: relocated to Chadivayal camp
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Venkatesh is a living kumki Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal), in India.

Venkatesh arrived Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal) 2019-07-00, relocated from Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India.

In Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal), Venkatesh lives together with 1 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Suyambu
  2. , (see detailed list).


Venkatesh was born captive-born 1987-04-06.

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2017-07-20: Two Kumki elephants returned to Topslip in Ulandhi Forest Range (Anamalai Tiger Reserve) in Coimbatore Division on Friday morning after successfully taming a lone forest elephant in Kerala.

The two Kumki elephants - Kalim (55) and Venkatesh (42) - were taken to Devikulam range in Moonar Forest Division in Kerala for taming a forest elephant that was roaming around the residential area for over a week.

2019-07-04: Kumki elephants Suyambu (24) and Venkatesh (32) from Anamalai Tiger Reserve will be shifted to Chadivayal camp of Coimbatore Forest Division.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Venkatesh, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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