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

♂ Pari

Alternative name: Paari


Local id Number 1
Tamil Nadu database42


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ about 44 years old (approximate age)
Management:Free contact
Born:* ~1980 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1988-08-13 Kavalur, Tamil Nadu, India
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Varagaliar elephant camp, in India

Date of arrival

2018-04-00Varagaliar elephant camp
from Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal)

2012-07-01Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal)
from Guindy Zoo (Deer Park and Childrens Park)

Guindy Zoo (Deer Park and Childrens Park)
from Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)

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History of updates2020-09-28

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Pari is a living kumki Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Varagaliar elephant camp, in India.

Pari arrived in 2018-04-00 to the Varagaliar elephant camp, relocated from the Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal), in India.


Pari lives together with 6 other elephants at the Varagaliar elephant camp:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Arisi Raja
  2. Chinnathambi
  3. unknown born <2000
  4. unknown
  5. unknown
  6. Urigam born 2009


Pari was born wild ~1980, captured 1988-08-13 , captured at Kavalur, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Origin from Kavalur, Tamil Nadu, India.

2012: Mahout and cavadi: Vijayan and Kumar.

2018-04-04: A few days ago, the department had shifted Kumki Pari, 35, from the Chadivayal Elephant Camp to the Varakaliyar Elephant Camp in Topslip.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Pari, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Varagaliar elephant camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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