Bhima an Asian elephant at Mathigodu elephant Camp

♂ Bhima
Alternative name:Bheema
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 23 years old (estimated age)
Id numberLocal id Number: 28
64 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka
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
Present / last location:Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

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

Document updated2016-12-11: DCEMK_nr

2018-11-01: weight, birth year

2020-11-06 merged with previous Bhima at 12742
2020-11-06: link to
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Bhima is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India.

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

In Mathigodu elephant Camp, Bhima lives together with 8 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. ,
  2. Abhimanyu born 1964?
  3. ,
  4. Balarama born 1956?
  5. ,
  6. Krishna born 1961
  7. ,
  8. Maasti born 1995
  9. ,
  10. Sri Rama
  11. ,
  12. Srinivas
  13. ,
  14. Varalakshmi (Varlaxmi) born 1954?
  15. , (see detailed list).


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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Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Bhima, an Asian at Mathigodu elephant Camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 February 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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