Ashoka
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini) in India

♂ Ashoka


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Identification

Karnataka database+161? (N/A)

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Dentition
Incisivestusker
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* unknown
Birth place: in unknown
Capture: 2008 Kodlipet, Hassan,Karnataka
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini), in India

Date of arrival

2018-12-07Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini)
from Nagarhole National Park

2018-11-00Nagarhole National Park
from Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini)

Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini)
from Mathigodu elephant Camp

Record history
History of updates2018-12-07: new record

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


Ashoka is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini), in India.

Ashoka arrived in 2018-12-07 to the Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini), relocated from the Nagarhole National Park, in India.

Ashoka lives together with 11 other elephants at the Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini):
  1. 1. ♂ Arjuna born 1961
  2. 2. ♂ Bahadur
  3. 3. ♀ Manavi
  4. 4. ♂ Raja
  5. 5. ♀ Sarala
  6. 6. ♀ Shanthi
  7. 7. ♂ unknown born 1993?
  8. 8. ♂ unknown born 2010
  9. 9. ♂ unknown born 2012-08-18
  10. 10. ♀ unknown born 2012
  11. 11. ♀ Vegalaxmi born 2004


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Origin


Ashoka was born unknown at unknown, captured 2008 , captured at Kodlipet, Hassan,Karnataka.


Comments / pictures

2018-12-07: Elephant Ashoka, which had gone missing about two weeks ago, was traced at Kaimara Forest Beat in Balle Range in Nagarahole Reserve Forest on Wednesday night. Ashoka is now housed at Balle Elephant Camp.

Ashoka, was let out for grazing and he had not returned. The Forest officials, along with mahouts and kavadies, launched a search operation to trace Ashoka based on the marks created on the ground by the chains tied around his legs and finally traced Ashoka deep inside the forest at Kaimara Forest Beat.

It is learnt that, Ashoka, who belonged to Mathigodu Elephant Camp was brought to Antharasanthe for the tiger combing operation and was housed in Balle Camp.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Ashoka, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=11561. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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