Relocated elephants from Sonepur Fair in India


Sonepur Fair had previously 38 elephants relocated to new location.

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival
Departure
Present locationImport
1 † ♀ EM - Rani
EEP id: 7101
dead: Born wild 1969 Dead: 2020-04-03, 51 yrs Reason: unknown: 2010-04-29
1971-01-01
Neunkirchen Zoo
2 † ♀ EM - Pugli
EEP id: 7104
dead: Born wild 1969 Dead: 2007-04-23, 38 yrs Reason: unknown:
1971-01-01
Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm
3 † ♂ EM - Raja
dead: Born Dead: 2012, ? yrs Reason: :
1995-00-00
Baba Gulabdas
4 † ♀ EM - Buria
EEP id: 7102
dead: Born wild 1969 Dead: 2017-02-24, 48 yrs Reason: age: 2010-04-29
1971-01-01
Neunkirchen Zoo
5 ♀ EM - Jaimala
FC: Born wild 1986
2002-00-00
Katarniya Ghat Wildlife Park
6 ♀ EM - Motki
EEP id: 7105
FC: Born wild 1969
1971-01-01
Sosto Zoo
7 ♂ EM - Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan
FC: Born wild ~1973
1994-00-00
Geetha P D
8 ♂ EM - Bindu
EEP id: 7103
PC: Born wild 1968
1971-01-01
Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo)
9 † ♂ EM - Mohan
dead: Born wild Dead: 2017-10-00, ? yrs Reason: unknown: unexplained fracture?
Mathura Elephant Care Centre (Wildlife SOS India)
10 ♂ EM - Raju
FC: Born
Mathura Elephant Care Centre (Wildlife SOS India)
11 † ♂ EM - Indrageet
dead: Born wild Dead: 2012-11-22, ? yrs Reason: :
Tala gate elephant camp (Bandhavgarh National Park)
12 ♀ EM - Rupkali
FC: Born wild 1985
1995-00-00
India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
13 ♀ EM - Laila
FC: Born wild 1991
1995-00-00
India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
14 † ♂ EM - Nayarambalam Ramankutty
dead: Born unknown Dead: 2011-06-06, ? yrs Reason: unknown: seriously injured by mahout?
1993-12-00
Nayarambalam Bhagavathy Temple (Nayarambalam NSS Trust)
15 ♂ EM - Laxmi Prasad
FC: Born wild 1973
1991-02-00
India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
16 ♀ EM - Kaushalya
FC: Born wild 2000
1986-00-00
India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
17 ♀ EM - Rupkali
FC: Born wild
1978-11-00
India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
18 ♀ EM - Mala
FC: Born wild ~1962
1978-00-00
Patna Zoo
19 ♀ EM - Anarkali
FC: Born unknown
1978-00-00
Bandhavgarh elephant camp
20 † ♂ EM - Gunda
SSP id: 399
dead: Born wild 1897 Dead: 1915-06-21, 18 yrs Reason: euthanised: shot, aggressive
1903-00-00
Bronx Zoo
21 ♀ EM - Champa
FC: Born wild
India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
22 ♂ EM - Sanjeev
FC: Born wild
India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
23 ♀ EM - Pramila
FC: Born unknown ~1962
1987-00-00
Buxa Tiger Reserve elephant camp
24 ♀ EM - Purnima
FC: Born unknown ~1964
1994-00-00
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
25 ♀ EM - Lakshmi
FC: Born wild ~1975
1991-00-00
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
26 ♀ EM - Champarani
FC: Born wild
1991-11-00
Buxa Tiger Reserve elephant camp
27 ♀ EM - (Anarkali) Anaar Kali
FC: Born wild 1978
Jumbo Circus
28 † ♀ EM - Shree
EEP id: 8002
dead: Born wild ~1950 Dead: , ? yrs Reason: unknown: 1970-00-00
2007-00-00
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
29 ♀ EM - Champa
FC: Born unknown ~1961
1991-00-00
Buxa Tiger Reserve elephant camp
30 ♀ EM - Shanti
FC: Born wild ~1966
1991-00-00
Buxa Tiger Reserve elephant camp
31 ♀ EM - Urbashi
FC: Born wild ~1952
1984-00-00
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
32 ♀ EM - Lucky
FC: Born wild 1993
Jumbo Circus
33 ♀ EM - Urmila
FC: Born wild ~1974
1987-00-00
Buxa Tiger Reserve elephant camp
34 ♀ EM - Sharmila
FC: Born unknown ~1952
1987-00-00
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
35 ♀ EM - Lakshmi
FC: Born wild 2001
Jumbo Circus
36 ♀ EM - Ganga
FC: Born unknown 2000
2003-00-00
Jumbo Circus
37 ♀ EM - Nooree
FC: Born wild ~1952
1985-00-00
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
38 ♀ EM - Kuntalini
FC: Born unknown ~1955
1970-00-00
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)

Source for the list of elephants relocated, previously living at Sonepur Fair

Reference list

Facts about previously kept elephants, relocated from Sonepur Fair in India, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 6 July 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=1499 (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this list:

Latest updateName of elephantSource (if it is a website, the target website will open in new window)
2021-06-20 Jaimala:• http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Ailing-jumbo-may-return-to-city-zoo/articleshow/6777093.cms#ixzz131TMKoGZ
•  http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=5582
2021-03-24 Lucky:• Peter Stolk, Netherlands
•  "The Elephant family in Jumbo Circus," Jumbo Circus, 2008
•  http://www.kcems.in/kcems/pages/DistList.php
2021-03-24 Ganga:• Peter Stolk, Netherlands
•  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Sale-of-calf-Vets-take-elephant-DNA-samples/articleshow/11065822.cms
•  http://www.kcems.in/kcems/pages/DistList.php
2020-09-12 Urmila:• http://www.wildbengal.com/admin_wildlife/upload/5453Wildlife%20Annual%20Report%2015-16.pdf
2018-11-27 Motki:• The Best of Friends, John Aspinall
2018-11-27 Buria:• The Best of Friends, by John Aspinall
•  http://www.bild.de/regional/saarland/elefant/elefant-im-zoo-gestorben-50585284.bild.html?wtmc=fb.shr
2018-06-02 Rani:• The Best of Friends by John Aspinall
•  https://breaking-news-saarland.de/elefantendame-rani-51-im-neunkircher-zoo-gestorben/
2018-05-27 Indrageet:• http://skayinbandhavgarh.blogspot.se/2009/04/mahavats.html
•  https://www.tigernation.org/blog/indrageet-the-lonely-elephant-a-story-of-love-and-tragedy
2018-05-27 Anarkali:• http://skayinbandhavgarh.blogspot.se/2012/12/gautam-dominant-male-elephant-of.html
•  https://www.deccanherald.com/national/north-and-central/madhya-pradesh-57-year-old-elephant-gives-birth-to-calf-in-bandhavgarh-national-park-1037098.html
2018-05-22 Shree:• http://www.dailypioneer.com/home/online-channel/360-todays-newspaper/55017-jumbo-love-affair-cruelly-interrupted.html
•  http://cheerans.com/files/Captive-Elephant-Workshop.pdf
2018-05-22 Champa:• http://cheerans.com/files/Captive-Elephant-Workshop.pdf
2018-05-22 Nooree:• http://cheerans.com/files/Captive-Elephant-Workshop.pdf
2018-05-22 Shanti:• http://cheerans.com/files/Captive-Elephant-Workshop.pdf
2018-05-22 Urbashi:• http://cheerans.com/files/Captive-Elephant-Workshop.pdf
2018-05-22 Lakshmi:• http://cheerans.com/files/Captive-Elephant-Workshop.pdf
2018-05-22 Kuntalini:• http://cheerans.com/files/Captive-Elephant-Workshop.pdf
2018-05-22 Mala:• https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/environment/flora-fauna/lone-zoo-elephant-to-be-shifted-to-valmikinagar-tiger-reserve/articleshow/33526978.cms
2018-05-22 Purnima:• http://cheerans.com/files/Captive-Elephant-Workshop.pdf
2018-05-22 Champarani:• http://cheerans.com/files/Captive-Elephant-Workshop.pdf
2018-05-22 Sharmila:• http://cheerans.com/files/Captive-Elephant-Workshop.pdf
2018-05-22 Pramila:• http://cheerans.com/files/Captive-Elephant-Workshop.pdf
2018-05-20 Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan:• http://www.forest.kerala.gov.in/images/cekerala.pdf
•  http://www.keralaelephantsonline.com/2017/06/kerala-elephants-name-and-height.html
2018-03-13 Raju:• http://wildlifesos.org/blog/the-untold-part-of-the-raju-story/
2018-03-13 Mohan:• http://wildlifesos.org/blog/in-memory-of-mohan/
2016-12-11 Lakshmi:• Peter Stolk, Netherlands
•  "The Elephant family in Jumbo Circus," Jumbo Circus, 2008
2016-12-10 (Anarkali) Anaar Kali:• Peter Stolk, Netherlands
•  "The Elephant family in Jumbo Circus," Jumbo Circus, 2008
2012-03-06 Raja:• http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/MP-IND-ailing-elephant-raja-sent-back-home-2799525.html
2012-01-16 Gunda:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
•  Richard Chiger
•  Chang Reynolds
•  60 years of chains still
2011-06-08 Nayarambalam Ramankutty:• http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=5807
•  http://www.starelephants.com/elephants/directory/nayarambalam-ramankutty.html
2010-11-18 Bindu:• The Best of Friends, John Aspinall
•  <a href="http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:3kO6XN_ZR_YJ:www.pawsweb.org/incidents.pdf+elephant+Michael+%22Fort+Worth%22+sammy&hl=sv&gl=se&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESiJo6pi_f_LZvUlm_gJnOcBpgSmQYOF9zsAWazG-qND_fexhDBuPEbgmzJe-_LIW5Xl16n5B_ACCipLg8eyMMNsV82KPyiw-ZmN9_UKmjYI8w3Q3UySecGG_GV0AdTrtCAg8Mbn&sig=AHIEtbTqHVFGB_o4n4ctKstS9sIViUyo4g">Pawsweb word document</a>
•  https://www.sueddeutsche.de/leben/tiere-koeln-aggressiver-elefant-bindu-wird-im-zoo-von-herde-getrennt-dpa.urn-newsml-dpa-com-20090101-220413-99-910862
2010-05-01 Pugli:• Peter Stolk
•  The Best of Friends, John Aspinall

Sonepur Fair on elephant-news.com

Sonepur Fair is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2015-11-05Sonepur ban may hit supply of elephants to kerala - Elephant News
2013-11-16World famous 'sonepur mela' begins - Elephant News
2010-10-21Ailing jumbo jaimala may return to lucknow city zoo - Elephant News
2009-10-26Final touches being given to swiss cottages - Elephant News
2009-08-20State bid to end ban on wild jumbo-trapping - Elephant News
2008-12-10Elephant trade still on despite ban - Elephant News


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