Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park in India

♀ Anarkali



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 62 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1961? unknown
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Present / last location:Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, in India

Date of arrival

Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park
from Palamau elephant camp

Record history
History of updates2018-05-12: sick?

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Anarkali is a living sick Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, in India.

Anarkali arrived to the Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park unknown date, relocated from the Palamau elephant camp, in India.

Anarkali lives together with 2 other elephants at the Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park:
  1. Lakhi born 2002
  2. Ramu born 2004

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Anarkali was born unknown 1961?.

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Anarkali had joined the park way back in 1981 when she was just 20 years old.

2016-10-18: Betla National Park’s star attraction Anarkali a female elephant is seriously battling for life as her condition is sinking very fast. Sources said the pachyderm fell on the ground and since then she is not on her legs but belly on Sunday.

Confirming the transfer of the two female jumbos from Dalma to Betla, DFO Core A K Mishra said, "The jumbos from Dalma will be here soon. Anarkali will be allowed to rest and thereafter will be dispatched to Ourmanjhi based zoo in Ranchi.''

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Anarkali, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 March 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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