Abhimanyu an Asian elephant at Mathigodu elephant Camp


♂ Abhimanyu


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Alternative name:AK 47
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 57 years old (estimated age)
Id numberLocal id Number: 15
51 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka
Body weight: 4870.00 kg, 10714.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1964? wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1977
Locations
Present / last location:Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

Mathigodu elephant Camp
from Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole)
Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole)
from Nagarhole National Park

Document updated2012-09-09: new record
2016-12-10: DCEMK_nr
2017-03-15: news links
2018-04-30: mahouts
2018-11-01: age, weight
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Abhimanyu is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Mathigodu elephant Camp, in India.

Abhimanyu arrived in Mathigodu elephant Camp unknown date, relocated from Murkal elephant camp (Nagarhole), in India.

In Mathigodu elephant Camp, Abhimanyu lives together with 8 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. ,
  2. Balarama born 1956?
  3. ,
  4. Bhima born 1998?
  5. ,
  6. Krishna born 1961
  7. ,
  8. Maasti born 1995
  9. ,
  10. Sri Rama
  11. ,
  12. Srinivas
  13. ,
  14. Varalakshmi (Varlaxmi) born 1954?
  15. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Abhimanyu was born wild 1964?, captured 1977 .


Comments / pictures

Mahout Vasanth and Kavadi Raju.

2007: This male elephant aged 41 years was captured from Hebballa forest and
has an experience of 9 years in Dasara including the present. The elephant brought from Thithimathi camp is given the responsibility of pulling the elephant cart during Dasara.
2007-07-07: Abhimanyu, who went berserk, along with other elephants, gored Balarama. Vasantha, who is promoted as Kavadi' of Abhimanyu after the retirement of his father Sannappa, who was the tusker's mahout, has got good control on the pachyderm.
2012: Elephant Abhimanyu, who draws an orchestra on the famed Anegaadi, was manned by mahout Vasantha and kavadi Raju.
2015: weight: 4870 kgs

2020: For the first time, Abhimanyu from Mattigodu Elephant camp in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, played the lead role of carrying the golden howdah with an idol of goddess Chamundeshwari during the procession.



Abhimanyu on elephant-news.comElephant News: articles where Abhimanyu is mentioned on elephant-news.com

2010-09-13From forest to mysore city - Elephant News
2010-10-18Grand end to 400th mysore dasara - Elephant News
2012-10-16In mysore, an elephantine worry - Elephant News
2016-10-10Dasara jumbos in fine fettle for festival finale on tuesday - Elephant News
Awbi for euthanising 3 elephants - Elephant News
Tame elephants capture wild tusker in smooth operation - Elephant News
2020-09-10Forest department begins selection process of dasara elephants - Elephant News
2020-10-01Mysore gajapayana begins - Elephant News
2020-10-08Howdah elephant rehearses with 350-kg sand bags - Elephant News
2020-10-10Vikram finishes weight test in 20 minutes - Elephant News
2020-10-27Dasara elephants to go back to their respective camps tomorrow - Elephant News
2020-10-28After dasara, elephant abhimanyu and pack head to forest camps - Elephant News



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Abhimanyu, an Asian at Mathigodu elephant Camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 March 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2936. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Abhimanyu mentioned on our sister website www.elephant-news.com

2010-09-13From forest to mysore city - Elephant News
2010-10-18Grand end to 400th mysore dasara - Elephant News
2012-10-16In mysore, an elephantine worry - Elephant News
2016-10-10Dasara jumbos in fine fettle for festival finale on tuesday - Elephant News
Awbi for euthanising 3 elephants - Elephant News
Tame elephants capture wild tusker in smooth operation - Elephant News
2020-09-10Forest department begins selection process of dasara elephants - Elephant News
2020-10-01Mysore gajapayana begins - Elephant News
2020-10-08Howdah elephant rehearses with 350-kg sand bags - Elephant News
2020-10-10Vikram finishes weight test in 20 minutes - Elephant News
2020-10-27Dasara elephants to go back to their respective camps tomorrow - Elephant News
2020-10-28After dasara, elephant abhimanyu and pack head to forest camps - Elephant News

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    This document was updated: 2020-10-29 05:09:42


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