Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp) in India

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)

Address Malangi, Madrihat
Place Siliguri, Coochbehar Forest Division
Region Uttar Pradesh
Country India
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Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp), located at Malangi, Madrihat, in Siliguri, Coochbehar Forest Division, India .

Living elephants

At the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp) lives 40 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Amrapali born 1999
  2. Ashoka born 1994
  3. Bharat born 1994
  4. Debayani born ~1974
  5. Dharmaraya born 2010
  6. Diana born 1996
  7. Kuntalini born ~1955
  8. Lakshmi born ~1975
  9. Mansingh
  10. Merry
  11. Motilal born 2000
  12. Mumtaz
  13. Nanjunda born 1995
  14. Nooree born ~1952
  15. Norbahadur born 1994
  16. Phulwanti
  17. Purnima born ~1964
  18. Raja born 2011
  19. Rajkanta?? born 1972
  20. Rami born 1997
  21. Rani
  22. Rudraprasad born 1997
  23. Sarathi born 1999
  24. Sharmila born ~1952
  25. Shiladitta born 2000
  26. Srinivas born 2004
  27. Suman born 1993-11-07
  28. Sundari born 1998
  29. Sundarmani born 1973
  30. Tarzan born 1997?
  31. Torsha Rani born 1997
  32. unknown born 2001
  33. unknown born 2002-09-00
  34. unknown born 2000
  35. unknown born 2001
  36. unknown born 2002-09-00
  37. unknown born 2002-01-00
  38. unknown born 2000
  39. Urbashi born ~1952
  40. Zenny born ~1995

Comments / pictures2002: 49 elephants: In Jaldapara, there are 22 Adult elephants, eight sub-adults and 19 calves. Of the adults, four elephants are exclusively used for tourism. Some of these elephants are used as kunkies to drive away the marauding wild elephants that stray into the fringe villages elsewhere in North Bengal. (Mathew, 2002)

2007: (Yokohama is an error, should be Okinawa) Jaldapara jumbos off to Yokohama: Two elephants, Rahul and Devi, were ferried to Yokohama zoo from Calcutta on Wednesday by Air India’s ‘combo’ flight (passenger and cargo aircraft). The two elephants were brought to Calcutta airport on Tuesday from Jaldapara sanctuary. The aircraft landed at the airport around 6am and took off at 10am. The flight, usually from Delhi to Tokyo via Bangkok, was diverted through Calcutta on Wednesday for carrying the elephants.Jaldapara jumbos off to Yokohama
(While Rahul was born in Holong in 2002, Devi was born in Chilapata in 2000. The two have the same father, a Tusker named Nilkanto, but different mothers.)

2008-03-23: Five trained jumbo elephants have been shifted from Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary in Bengal to the Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh by forest department to monitor the rhino rehabilitation centre and the tiger reserve. Two males - Gajraj and Mohanlal and three she-elephants Madhu, Chameli and Sulochana were chosen for the purpose of patrolling. Jaldapara has nearly 56 trained elephants at present...Last year (2007) two young elephant calves Rahul and Devi were sent to Okinawa kids Discovery Kingdom in Japan.

2012: Six elephants will be translocated to Dudhwa Tiger Reserve where there are 13 jumbos at present, park officials said today. The six elephants would be brought from Jaldapara in West Bengal, they said, adding that they are expected to reach Dudhwa within a week. These pachyderms would be trained for one to two years before being engaged for tourism purposes. Dudhwa has 13 elephants currently among which 11 are being used for tourism purposes, they said. Mahouts from West Bengal would accompany the elephants and stay in Dudhwa till the tuskers get acquainted with the surroundings, they said. Meanwhile, DTR authorities today tracked male Tusker 'Mohan', which had run away from the park on Friday.
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References for records about Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=321. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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