Ramapura camp in India

Ramapura camp
Local name Rampura camp

Address Mulehole
Place Bandipur
Region Karnataka
Country India


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Elephant keepers 2021-: Kurana
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Ramapura camp, located at Mulehole, in Bandipur, India .

Living elephants

At the Ramapura camp lives 18 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Jayaprakash born 1964
  2. Aishwarya born 2010
  3. Ashwatthama born 2021-08-14
  4. Chaitra born 1971
  5. Dharma born 2007-07-07
  6. Gaja born 2013-10-22
  7. Ganga born 1998
  8. Kalpana born 1976
  9. Kamali born 2015-11-02
  10. Kanika born 2019-04-02
  11. Kapila born 1983
  12. Kuja born 2012-03-22
  13. Kunti born 1985
  14. Nisarga born 2003-11-22
  15. Rohit born 2000
  16. unknown born 2020-02-00
  17. unknown (Chaitras calf?) born 2009
  18. Vikram born 1965

Comments / picturesThe department is planning to reestablish the elephant camp in Rampura Range of the Reserve and planning to shift the mahouts and their family members in the camp. Renovation work on the quarters is underway at Rampura area and the camp will house about 23 elephants including five calves.

2021-07-03: At the Rampur camp there are seven male and six female elephants and Dasara elephant Jayaprakash is the lead elephant with other companions Chaitra, Lakshmi, Parthasarathi, Ganesha, Rusma, Rohit, Aishwarya, Nisarga, Bhaskar, Nugu, Kapila and Marisha. Among them Ganesha is a new combing expert.

2021-12-16: 2021: Prajna Chowta is the co-founder of Aane Mane Foundation - which was started to study elephants closely to enable their and their habitat Conservation. The base camp of the foundation was located in the forests of Dubare and she had been nurturing many elephants under her care since 2000.

However, the residents across Dubare alleged that the elephants from Prajna’s foundation often raided the crops and caused immense damage. A complaint in this regard was forwarded to the state by the residents and the forest department officials. Following this, in August this year, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden ordered the confiscation of the elephants owned by Prajna.

All the elephants will be shifted to Rampura Elephant Camp in Bandipur in two days' time. There are eight elephants including two Adult females, a Makhna male, and elephant calves,” confirmed Ananya Kumar, RFO.

2023-10-31: In a tragic incident, an elephant named Vinayaka, also known as Karna and Akkiraja, residing at the Ramapura elephant camp in the Bandipur tiger reserve, passed away on Tuesday.

References for records about Ramapura camp

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Ramapura camp, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2507. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Ramapura camp on elephant-news.com

Ramapura camp is mentioned on Elephant News:

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2020-09-10Forest department begins selection process of dasara elephants - Elephant News
2021-07-05Tusker vikram on truck brings back gajapayana memories - Elephant News
2023-11-01Elephant collapses, dies while training at elephant camp at bandipur tiger reserve - Elephant News

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