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

♂ Ashoka

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

Date of arrival

2018-12-07Balle Elephant Camp
from Nagarhole National Park

2018-11-00Nagarhole National Park
from Balle Elephant Camp

Balle Elephant Camp
from Mathigodu elephant Camp

Record history
History of updates2021-12-25

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Ashoka is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Balle Elephant Camp, in India.

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


Ashoka lives together with 10 other elephants at the Balle Elephant Camp:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♂ Bahadur
  2. 2. ♀ Manavi
  3. 3. ♂ Raja
  4. 4. ♀ Sarala
  5. 5. ♀ Shanthi
  6. 6. ♂ unknown born 1993?
  7. 7. ♂ unknown born 2010
  8. 8. ♂ unknown born 2012-08-18
  9. 9. ♀ unknown born 2012
  10. 10. ♀ Vegalaxmi born 2004


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

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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


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Ashoka, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Balle Elephant Camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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