Bani
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mathura Elephant Care Centre (Wildlife SOS India) in India

Biography
♀ Bani

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 1 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2023 wild
Birth place: in India unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mathura Elephant Care Centre (Wildlife SOS India), in India

Date of arrival

2024-02-07Mathura Elephant Care Centre (Wildlife SOS India)
from Dhikala elephant camp (Corbett National park)

Record history
History of updates2024-02-18

Latest document update2024-02-18 10:18:20
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Biography


Bani is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Mathura Elephant Care Centre (Wildlife SOS India), in India.

Bani arrived in 2024-02-07 to the Mathura Elephant Care Centre (Wildlife SOS India), relocated from the Dhikala elephant camp (Corbett National park), in India.


Social

Bani lives together with 16 other elephants at the Mathura Elephant Care Centre (Wildlife SOS India):

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♀ Arya born 1965?
  2. 2. ♂ Bhola born 1972
  3. 3. ♀ Bijli
  4. 4. ♀ Coconut born ~2003
  5. 5. ♀ Holly
  6. 6. ♀ Kalpana
  7. 7. ♀ Maya
  8. 8. ♀ Mia born ~1997
  9. 9. ♀ Peanut born ~2009
  10. 10. ♀ Priyanka
  11. 11. ♂ Rajesh
  12. 12. ♂ Raju
  13. 13. ♂ Rama born 1996-00-00
  14. 14. ♀ Rhea
  15. 15. ♀ Suzy
  16. 16. ♀ Wally born ~1993


Origin

Bani was born wild 2023 at India unspecified location.


Comments / pictures

2024: In the first week of February, a collision with a train in an elephant corridor in the park orphaned the animal and landed her in a low-lying field with multiple injuries.

The baby elephant, now christened Bani, had been immobile before being rescued by the Uttarakhand forest department and NGO Wildlife SOS and transferred to the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital in Mathura.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Bani, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mathura Elephant Care Centre (Wildlife SOS India) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=17158. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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