Tunga (Thunga)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Camp King Elephant camp (Rajaji National Park) in India

♀ Tunga (Thunga)


Local id Number 30
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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 23 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 2001 captive-born
Birth place: in Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole)
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2015? unknown
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Camp King Elephant camp (Rajaji National Park), in India

Date of arrival

2017-00-00Camp King Elephant camp (Rajaji National Park)
from Pansoli elephant camp (Dandeli forest)

2014-10-00Pansoli elephant camp (Dandeli forest)
from Mathigodu elephant Camp

Mathigodu elephant Camp
from Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole)

Record history
History of updates2018-11-23

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Tunga (Thunga) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Camp King Elephant camp (Rajaji National Park), in India.

Tunga (Thunga) arrived in 2017-00-00 to the Camp King Elephant camp (Rajaji National Park), relocated from the Pansoli elephant camp (Dandeli forest), in India.


Tunga (Thunga) lives together with 16 other elephants at the Camp King Elephant camp (Rajaji National Park):

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 2. ♂ Bheeshma (Bhisma) born 2008?
  2. 3. ♂ Gajaraja born 2007
  3. 4. ♀ Johnny
  4. 5. ♀ Juhi born ~1997
  5. 6. ♀ Karna born 2011?
  6. 7. ⚪ Kenchamba born 1997
  7. 8. ♀ Madakari born 2007
  8. 9. ♀ Mamta born 1990
  9. 10. ♀ Menaka born 1989
  10. 11. ♀ Ragini born 1990
  11. 12. ♂ Raja born 1990
  12. 13. ♀ Rani born 2014
  13. 14. ♀ Seetha (Roopa) born 2003
  14. 15. ⚪ Shivagange born 2002
  15. 16. ⚪ unknown born 2015?
  16. 17. ⚪ Yogi born 2000


  1. (unknown) 2015? unknown


Tunga (Thunga) was born captive-born 2001 at Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole).

Comments / pictures

2014-10-06: Rajesh and Chamundi have been brought from Nagaraholay elephant camp in Mysore district and elephants Kumaraswamy and Thunga will join by weekend.

Along with them, Thunga (15), an infant jumbo (1.8 years), Karna (6) and Bhishma (9) are travelling to Uttarakhand.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tunga (Thunga), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Camp King Elephant camp (Rajaji National Park) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=12740. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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