Chaitra an Asian elephant at Rampura camp

♀ Chaitra
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Id numberLocal id Number: 2
2 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1971 captive-born
Birth place: in Bandipur forest camp (BEC)
Total: 7 babies

1. Born 2004 Drona

2. Born 2006 Krishna Local id: 11

3. Born 2006 Manikandan (Manikanta) Local id: 12

4. Born 2008 Raja

5. Born 2009 unknown (Chaitras calf?) Local id: 14

6. Born 2010 Aishwarya

7. Born 2020-02-00 unknown
Present / last location:Rampura camp, in India

Date of Arrival
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Rampura camp
from Bandipur forest camp (BEC)

Document updated2016-12-10: DCEMK_nr
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Chaitra is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Rampura camp, in India.

Chaitra arrived in Rampura camp unknown date, relocated from Bandipur forest camp (BEC), in India.

In Rampura camp, Chaitra lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Rani born ~1948
  2. ,
  3. Ganga born 1998
  4. ,
  5. unknown born 2020-02-00
  6. ,
  7. unknown (Chaitras calf?) born 2009
  8. , (see detailed list).


  1. () 2004 Drona
  2. (M) 2006 Krishna Local id: 11
  3. (M) 2006 Manikandan (Manikanta) Local id: 12
  4. () 2008 Raja
  5. (M) 2009 unknown (Chaitras calf?) Local id: 14
  6. () 2010 Aishwarya
  7. (F) 2020-02-00 unknown


Chaitra was born captive-born 1971 at Bandipur forest camp (BEC).

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2012: After a gap of nearly 15 years, Chaitra from Bandipura elephant camps is being brought to Dasara celebrations this season. Calves of Chaitra: Krishna (2000); Drona (2004); Manikanta (2006); Raja (2008) and Aishwarya (2010) (Source)

2012-09-07: Chaitra, who has a 22-month-old calf in Bandipur, is now being readied. "We'll start the separation next week," Dr DN Nagaraj, the vet attached to Bandipur Tiger Reserve, said. Dr Nagaraj, who has looked after Dasara jumbos for a decade, said the mother takes time to adjust because of intimacy with the calf.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Chaitra, an Asian at Rampura camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 January 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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