|Balarama||ID Number:||Local id Number: 7 - |
43 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka -
|Species:||Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)|
|Sex and age:||Male ♂ maybe about 64 years old (estimated age)|
|Body weight:||4990.00 kg, 10978.00 lbs|
|Location:||Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi)|
|Arrival||Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi) |
from Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole)
Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole) 1987-00-00
from Kattepura forest
|Born:||* 1956? wild|
in Nagarhole National Park
2018-04-30: mahout, kawadi
|Mahout Thimma, Kavadi Gopal.|
1987: Captured in katepora forest near Somavarpet in 1987.
1997: After the elephant Drona died in 1997, Balarama carries the 750-kilo golden howdah during Dasara procession in Mysore.
2007-07-07: Abhimanyu, who went berserk, along with other elephants, gored Balarama in the forest.
2011-09-00: weighed 4,610 kgs.
2011-10-09: weighed 4,885 kgs.
2012: Elephant Balarama, who is scheduled to carry the golden howdah during the Dasara procession for the 13th year, was accompanied by his mahout Thimma, who was elevated from kavadi, after mahout Sannappa retired last year. Balaramas kavadi is Gacha.
2015: weighed 4,990 kgs.
Reference listKoehl, D., (2020). Balarama, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2477. (archived at the Wayback machine)
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