Kaveri (Cauvery) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Dompierre Le Pal Zoo

Kaveri (Cauvery)
ID nr:EEP Number: 8517 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 36 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Dompierre Le Pal Zoo
ArrivalDompierre Le Pal Zoo 2005-03-30
from Paris Zoo Vincennes
Paris Zoo Vincennes 1985-05-31
from Unknown
Born:* 1984-01-28 wild India
Imported:1985
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1990-03-31 -- † 2000-06-19 Poona (Salem), EEP nr: 9005
  2. (F) 1993-10-01 Nina, EEP nr: 9305
  3. (M) 1998-05-04 Thisiam, EEP nr: 9804
  4. (F) 2009-05-00 -- † 2009-05-00 miscarriage
Document updated2009-01-26: Text
2018-03-02: link to EleWiki submitted by IP address 89.107.209.212
1984: Presented to president Mitterand from Indian prime minsister Rajiv Gandhi

For her first birth, Kaveri was four years old when she was bred, giving birth at age six.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Kaveri (Cauvery), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Dompierre Le Pal Zoo in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=186. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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