Venkatesh an Asian elephant at Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal)

♂ Venkatesh
Alternative name:Venkitesh, Venkadesh
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 33 years old
Id numberLocal id Number: 8
8 in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1987-04-06 captive-born
Birth place:
Present / last location:Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal), in India

Date of Arrival

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 kumki Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal), in India.

Venkatesh arrived in 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, (2020). Venkatesh, an Asian at Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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