Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Vizag Zoo (Indira Gandhi Zoological Park) in India

♀ Saraswati



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Management:Free contact
Birth place:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1997-11-09 Lakshmi
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Vizag Zoo (Indira Gandhi Zoological Park), in India

Date of arrival

2017-12-10Vizag Zoo (Indira Gandhi Zoological Park)
from Aurangabad Siddharth Garden and Zoo

1996-08-00Aurangabad Siddharth Garden and Zoo
from Mysore Zoo

Record history
History of updates2011-11-25: new record
2018-05-27: transferred

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Saraswati is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Vizag Zoo (Indira Gandhi Zoological Park), in India.

Saraswati arrived in 2017-12-10 to the Vizag Zoo (Indira Gandhi Zoological Park), relocated from the Aurangabad Siddharth Garden and Zoo, in India.

Saraswati lives together with 3 other elephants at the Vizag Zoo (Indira Gandhi Zoological Park):
  1. Krishna
  2. Lakshmi born 1997-11-09
  3. Raja

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  1. (F) 1997-11-09 Lakshmi


Saraswati was born .

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1997-11-09: The local zoo had witnessed the arrival of a male elephant Shankar and female elephant Swaraswati from Mysore on August 1, 1996. The couple gave birth to a baby elephant named Laxmi on November 9, 1997. While the male elephant died on August 9, 2000, two female elephants continue to await freedom in the wake of CZAI framing new rules.

2017-12-10:52-year-old elephant Saraswati and her female calf Laxmi were shifted to Visakhapatnam zoo in Andhra Pradesh en route to Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, on Sunday.

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Saraswati, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Vizag Zoo (Indira Gandhi Zoological Park) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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