Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mathigodu elephant Camp in India

♂ Bhima

Alternative name: Bheema


Local id Number 28
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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 26 years old (estimated age)
Body weight: 3410.00 kg, 7502.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1998? wild
Birth place: in Nagarhole National Park
Capture: Bheemanakatte in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India

Date of arrival

2002-00-00Mathigodu elephant Camp
from Nagarhole National Park

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Bhima is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India.

Bhima arrived in 2002-00-00 to the Mathigodu elephant Camp, relocated from the Nagarhole National Park, in India.


Bhima lives together with 7 other elephants at the Mathigodu elephant Camp:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Abhimanyu born 1964?
  2. Krishna born 1961
  3. Maasti born 1995
  4. Sri Rama
  5. Srinivas
  6. Varalakshmi


Bhima was born wild 1998? at Nagarhole National Park, captured at Bheemanakatte in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve.

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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.

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

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Bhima, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mathigodu elephant Camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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