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

♂ Bheeshma (Bhisma)


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 16 years old (estimated age)
Management:Free contact
Born:* 2008? wild
Birth place:
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 Mathigodu elephant Camp

Record history
History of updates2018-11-23

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

Bheeshma (Bhisma) arrived in 2017-00-00 to the Camp King Elephant camp (Rajaji National Park), relocated from the Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India.


Bheeshma (Bhisma) 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. 1. ♂ Gajaraja born 2007
  2. 2. ♀ Johnny
  3. 3. ♀ Juhi born ~1997
  4. 4. ♀ Karna born 2011?
  5. 5. ⚪ Kenchamba born 1997
  6. 6. ♀ Madakari born 2007
  7. 7. ♀ Mamta born 1990
  8. 8. ♀ Menaka born 1989
  9. 9. ♀ Ragini born 1990
  10. 10. ♂ Raja born 1990
  11. 11. ♀ Rani born 2014
  12. 12. ♀ Seetha (Roopa) born 2003
  13. 13. ⚪ Shivagange born 2002
  14. 14. ♀ Tunga (Thunga) born 2001
  15. 15. ⚪ unknown born 2015?
  16. 16. ⚪ Yogi born 2000


Bheeshma (Bhisma) was born wild 2008?.

Comments / pictures

2012: Bheeshma was found at Mudaganur in Veeranahosahalli range on April 2, 2012. He was abandoned by his mother and came to the village. Though he was released in the forests on many occasions, he returned.

Later, he was brought to Matthigod camp.

2017: 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). Bheeshma (Bhisma), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Camp King Elephant camp (Rajaji National Park) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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