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born 2023-11-28 at
Margahayu Elephant Response Unit (ERU)
died 2023-12-04 at
Balle Elephant Camp
relocated 2023-11-21 to
Ramapura camp in India
2 Deaths (and 1 Assumed deaths)
Ramapura camp, located at Mulehole, in Bandipur,
At the Ramapura camp lives 18 elephants with records in this database: (
unknown (Chaitras calf?)
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The 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,
, Parthasarathi, Ganesha, Rusma, Rohit, Aishwarya, Nisarga, Bhaskar, Nugu, Kapila and Marisha. Among them Ganesha is a new combing expert.
is the co-founder of Aane Mane Foundation - which was started to study elephants closely to enable their and their habitat
. 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
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.
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Koehl, Dan (2023). Ramapura camp, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at
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