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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole) in India

♂ Bharatha


Local id Number 3
Karnataka database39


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Nagarhole National Park
Capture: 1987
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole), in India

Date of arrival

1987-00-00Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole)
from Nagarhole National Park

Record history
History of updates2009-10-10: new
2016-12-10: DCEMK_nr

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Bharatha is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole), in India.

Bharatha arrived in 1987-00-00 to the Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole), relocated from the Nagarhole National Park, in India.

Bharatha lives together with 13 other elephants at the Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole):
  1. 1. ♂ Asoka
  2. 2. ♂ Ganesha
  3. 3. ♀ Ganga
  4. 4. ♂ Gopala Krishana
  5. 5. ♂ Kethan born 1999
  6. 6. ♂ Raja born >1947
  7. 7. ♂ Ravi
  8. 8. ♂ Sekar born 1971
  9. 9. ♂ Somasekar
  10. 10. ♂ Surya born 1961
  11. 11. ♀ unknown name born 2003
  12. 12. ♂ Vishnu
  13. 13. ♂ Zoo -Laxman born 1971

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


Bharatha was born wild at Nagarhole National Park, captured 1987 .

Comments / pictures

Bharat is being groomed as an alternative to Balarama, as leader elephant for the Dassara procession.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Bharatha, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2476. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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