Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Bandhavgarh elephant camp in India

♀ Anarkali



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Female ♀
Management:Free contact
Born:* unknown
Birth place: in India unspecified location
Total: 1 babies
(Claimed offspring: 8 calves, 4 surviving)

1. Born 2021-10-04 Gayatri
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Bandhavgarh elephant camp, in India

Date of arrival

1978-00-00Bandhavgarh elephant camp
from Sonepur Fair

Sonepur Fair
from India unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2021-11-30

Latest document update2021-10-05 05:18:08
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Anarkali is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Bandhavgarh elephant camp, in India.

Anarkali arrived in 1978-00-00 to the Bandhavgarh elephant camp, relocated from the Sonepur Fair, in India.


Anarkali lives together with 11 other elephants at the Bandhavgarh elephant camp:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 2. ⚪ Ashtam
  2. 3. ⚪ Badhaini
  3. 4. ♂ Gautam
  4. 5. ♀ Gayatri born 2021-10-04
  5. 6. ♀ Lata
  6. 7. ⚪ Siddhnath
  7. 8. ⚪ Sundargaj
  8. 9. ♀ Toofan
  9. 10. ⚪ unknown born 2013-00-00
  10. 11. ⚪ unknown
  11. 12. ⚪ Vanraj


(Claimed offspring: 8 calves, 4 surviving)
  1. (F) 2021-10-04 Gayatri


Anarkali was born unknown at India unspecified location.

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2021-10-04: A 57-year-old elephant has given birth to a female calf at the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh's Umaria district, a forest official said on Monday. The aged tusker, named Anarkali, who was brought to the Bandhavgarh National Park in 1978-79 from Sonepur cattle fair (in Bihar), has so far in its lifetime given birth to eight calves, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Alok Kumar said, adding that the latest one was born on Saturday. The average life span of an The average life span of an elephant may vary from 40 to 65 years, as per experts. “The newborn female calf is named Gayatri and it will surely be a centre of attraction for tourists in the coming days,” Kumar said in a statement. Out of the eight calves born to Anarkali, four have survived and are healthy, he said.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Anarkali, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bandhavgarh elephant camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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