Bheema an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi)

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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 22 years old
Body weight: 3410.00 kg, 7502.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Location:Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi)
ArrivalMathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi) 2002-00-00
from Nagarhole National Park
Born:* 1998 unknown
in Nagarhole National Park
Document updated2018-04-30: new record
2018-11-01: weight, birth year
Bheema, a friendly jumbo, was captured when he was approximately two years old at Bheemanakatte in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve and was brought up amidst people in Mathigodu elephant camp, HD Kote taluk

2002: It got separated from its mother in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve. Forest patrol teams spotted the baby elephant looking out desperately for its mother. When its mother did not return even after two days, the Department officials brought it to the Mathigodu camp.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Bheema, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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