Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo in India

♀ Tulsi

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Female ♀ 3 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 2021-01-30 captive-born , number 18
Birth place: in Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo

Parents: x ♀ Vanashree
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo, in India

Date of arrival

2021-01-30Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
Record history
History of updates2024-02-05

Latest document update2021-02-23 09:56:17
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Tulsi is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo, in India.

Tulsi arrived in 2021-01-30 to the Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo,


Tulsi lives together with 21 other elephants at the Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♀ Baby
  2. 2. ♀ Barkha
  3. 3. ♂ Gajendra born 2009-08-03
  4. 4. ♀ Gayathri born 1961
  5. 5. ♀ Lilly born 1967
  6. 6. ♀ Maya
  7. 7. ♀ Munniya born 1973
  8. 8. ♀ Rupa born 2008
  9. 9. ♂ Samapath born 2014-02-00
  10. 10. ♀ Sudha born 2020-08-17
  11. 11. ♀ Suvarna born 1990
  12. 12. ⚪ Unknown born 2015-06-20
  13. 13. ♂ unknown born 2024-01-30
  14. 14. ♂ unknown born 2017-09-22
  15. 15. ♀ unknown born 2016
  16. 16. ♂ unknown born 2020-08-01
  17. 17. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-22
  18. 18. ♂ Vanaraja (Vanaraj) born 1968
  19. 19. ♀ Vanashree born 2007-01-29
  20. 20. ♀ Vanitha (Vanita) born 1984-00-00
  21. 21. ♀ Veda born 1999-02-02


Tulsi was born captive-born as birth number 18 2021-01-30 at Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo.


Parents of Tulsi are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Vanashree (mother).

Siblings through the mother Vanashree:

  1. 2014-02-00(M) Samapath


Tulsis ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):


Sire ff:

Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:

Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:

Born: 2007-01-29

Sire mf:
Vanaraja (Vanaraj)

Born: 1968
Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:

Born: 1990
Sire mmf:
Dame mmm:

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A newborn elephant calf at Bengaluru Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBBP) has been named after Padma Shri recipient Tulsi Gowda, who has planted over one lakh trees.

The female calfTulsi, a new member to the BBP family, was born on January 30 to the 13-year-old elephant Vanashree. Both mother and calf are doing well.

Tulsi on elephant-news.com

Tulsi is mentioned on Elephant News:

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2020-02-10 Bengaluru: elephant calf named after padma shri recipient tulsi gowda - Elephant News

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tulsi, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=8084. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2021 births | With Pedigree | Elephants from Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo | India | Asian elephants

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