Kamala (Camilla, Kamella)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Skanda Vale Temple in United Kingdom

♀ Kamala (Camilla, Kamella)



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 57 years old
Born:* 1966 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Skanda Vale Temple, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

Skanda Vale Temple
from Circus Medrano (Raoul Gibault Cirque Medrano)

Circus Medrano (Raoul Gibault Cirque Medrano)
from Richard Chipperfield

Richard Chipperfield
from Circus Chipperfield

1972-00-00Circus Chipperfield
from Tyseley Pet Stores

Record history
History of updates2010-04-22: previous location
2011-11-29: importer
2022-04-15: Born in Asia

Latest document update2022-04-15 10:11:16
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Kamala (Camilla, Kamella) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Skanda Vale Temple, in United Kingdom.

Kamala (Camilla, Kamella) arrived to the Skanda Vale Temple unknown date, relocated from the Circus Medrano (Raoul Gibault Cirque Medrano), in France.

Kamala (Camilla, Kamella) lives together with 2 other elephants at the Skanda Vale Temple:
  1. Lakshmi born 1966
  2. Valli born 1980

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


Kamala (Camilla, Kamella) was born wild 1966 at Asia unspecified location.

Comments / pictures

Camella (my sp) & Kamala = same elephant. We had her (I think) from Brian Williams, Tysely Pet Stores, Birmingham around '72?Jim Stockley, trough Showme elephants

Season 1996 in Ringling brothers Blue unit with trainer Graham Thomas Chipperfield

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Kamala (Camilla, Kamella), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Skanda Vale Temple in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 October 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2341. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Jim Stockley, trough Showme elephants
  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
  • Survey 2008 - Elephants in European circuses published by European Elephant Group: Tobias Dornbusch, Jürgen Schilfarth

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