Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park) in India

Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park)
Local nameMahendra Chaudhary Zoological gardens
Typezoo
Size 12ha (30 acres)
PlaceZirakpur
DistrictMohali district
StatePunjab
Regionnorth-west India
CountryIndia
WebsiteChatbir, Punjab

VeterinariansDr. K.K.Sharma
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2010: The zoo had 6 (2 males and 4 females) elephants, the age class ranged from 3 to 62 years, and with a mean age of 38 (SE= 10). The female ages ranged from 28 to 60, mean age being 41 (SE=9.2).

The oldest elephants were:
1. Rajkali, female, 60 years old, seized in 1999 from a wandering “mahant”.
2. Rajmangal, male, 62 years old, seized in 1998 from a “sadhu”.
Both have lived 11 and 12 years, respectively in the zoo.
The other four elephants were:
3. Parvati, female, 45 years, wild caught in Assam in 1977. Living in zoo- 33 years.
4. Hema, female, 29 years, wild caught in Assam in 1995. Living in zoo - 15 years.
5. Maya, female, 28 years, wild caught in Assam in 1995. Living in zoo -15 years.
6. Rajveer, male, 3 years old and born in the zoo in 2007.

Of the six individuals, three were wild caught, two were rescued and one elephant was captive born

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Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park), Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2020), (available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=159). (archived at the Wayback machine)

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