Sakrebyle elephant camp in India

Sakrebyle elephant camp
Local name Sakkare Bailu, Sacrebyle, Sakrebail

First elephant arrived1965
Address Sakrebail
Place Shivamogga
Region Karnataka
Country India


Key People

Veterinarians: Kumar Vinay (head veterinarian)

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers: Mujeeb Khan
Record history
History of updates2023-10-25

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Sakrebyle elephant camp, located at Sakrebail, in Shivamogga, India , was founded in 1965 and the first elephant arrived in 1965.

Living elephants

At the Sakrebyle elephant camp lives 22 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Aale born 2007
  2. Banumathi born 1989?
  3. Ganesha born 1974
  4. Gayithri
  5. Hemavathi
  6. Kaneni
  7. Kunti
  8. Lilli
  9. Manikantan
  10. Mayura
  11. Netra born 1998
  12. Puneeth Rajkumar born 2019
  13. Sagar born 1984
  14. Subathra born >1946
  15. Thirtharama
  16. unknown born 2018
  17. unknown born 2016-09-00
  18. unknown born 2023-10-23
  19. unknown born 2018-08-29
  20. unknown born 2020-10-00
  21. unknown born 2014-00-00
  22. unknown born 2021-03-04

Comments / picturesSakrebyle means ‘fields of sugar’ in Kannada, and this elephant camp is situated on the Shimoga Mangalore highway and it is 14 Kms from Shimoga city, at Sacrebyle village. This is one of the oldest camps in India for rehabilitating and training elephants. The Sakrebailu Elephant Camp was set up in 1965.

2005: 19 elephants and 2 calves in the camp

1. Shivu, Male, 67 Year
2. New Tusker, Male, 64 Year
3. Ganesha, Male, 21 Year
4. Mayura, Male, 18 Year
5. Ranga, Male, 15 Year, Sagar division for protection
6. Sagar, Female, 13 Year
7. Indira, Female, 71 Year
8. Kaveri, Female, 69 Year
9. Kunthi, Female, 66 Year
10. Gayathri, Female, 62 Year, Bannerghatta National park
11. Subhadra, Female, 58 Year, Sagar division for protection
12. Kapila, Female, 55 Year
13. Geetha, Female, 55 Year
14. Lilli, Female, 54 Year, Bannerghatta National Park,
15. Gange, Female, 49 Year,
16. Nethravathi, Female, 6 Year,
17. Shivagange, Female, 3 Year,
18. Theertharama, Male, 13 Year,
19. Vajra, Male, 2 Year,
20. Gange cub, Female, 3 Months,
21. Kaveri cub, Male, 2 ö Months,
22. Rajendra, Male, 26 Year, Handed over by Kolluru Mookambika temple,foot temporary maintenance.

2017-02-05: Five days after Karnatakas oldest elephant Indira died, her camp mate Kapila too passed on at the Sakrebailu camp in Shivamogga. Kapilas death brings the number of elephants in the camp down to 21.

2018-05-01: As many as four trained elephants from Sakrebail elephant camp, near here, commenced their journey to their new home, Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. Karnataka government decided to hand over 12-year-old Amrutha; two-year-old Prakruthi; five-year-old Kiran, and six-year-old Bhaskar from Sakrebail camp to Uttar Pradesh.

2018-07-01: Presently, the camp is hosting 22 resident elephants and there is still space for some more. Eleven are tuskers while the rest females, of which Geeta (75) is the eldest. There are nine calves born to captive mothers here. There are three more elephants but left alone in the wild. (Source)

2018-08-31: Male elephant baby born. The total number of elephants in the camp has now risen to 23. (Source)

2020-10-00: an elephant baby born (24 elephants).

2020-10-20: A 35-year-old elephant, named Ekadanta, passed away at Sakrebailu camp in Shivamogga. Ekadanta was captured two years back from the forests in Sakleshpur, Hassan district. Following Ekadanta\'s demise, 23 elephants remain in the camp. (Source)

2023-10-23: As soon as Netravathi gave birth to the baby, Hemavathi, who was there, took care of the cub. Dr Vinay, Medical Officer of Sakrebailu elephant camp and DFO Prasanna Patgar visited the elephant in the night. The mother and the baby elephant are healthy. With this, the elephant population in Sakrebail has gone up to 21.

References for records about Sakrebyle elephant camp

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Sakrebyle elephant camp, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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