Chaitra an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Bandipur forest camp (BEC)

ID Number:Local id Number: 2 - 
2 in Database for Captive Elephants in Karnataka - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Bandipur forest camp (BEC)
ArrivalBandipur forest camp (BEC)
Born:* 1971 captive-born
in Bandipur forest camp (BEC)
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. () 2004 Drona
  2. (M) 2006 Krishna, Local nr: 11
  3. (M) 2006 Manikandan (Manikanta), Local nr: 12
  4. () 2008 Raja
  5. (M) 2009 unknown (Chaitras calf?), Local nr: 14
  6. () 2010 Aishwarya
Document updated2016-12-10: DCEMK_nr
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 list

Koehl, D., (2020). Chaitra, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Bandipur forest camp (BEC) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 September 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Database for Captive Elephants and their Mahouts in Karnataka
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, Shiela Rao, Suparna Ganguly and Rajendra Hasbhavi, India
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