Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu) in India

Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu)

Address Kushalnagar
Place Coorg
Region Karnataka
Country India


Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
-: J. Girish
(chief mahout)

Elephant keepers -: Chandu
-: Manjunath
-: Naveen
-: Sanjan
-: Sharath
-: Urunay
-: J. Dhobi
-: J. Jagadesh
-: J. Shari
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Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu), located at Kushalnagar, in Coorg, India .

Living elephants

At the Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu) lives 22 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Ajay born 1974
  2. Chandra born 1969
  3. Dhananjaya
  4. Ganapa born 1991
  5. Ganesha born 2010
  6. Gopi born 1982
  7. Harsha born 1976
  8. Indra born 1977
  9. Karthik born 2014?
  10. Kaveri born 1978
  11. Kusha born 1994?
  12. Laxman (Lakshmana)
  13. Moyra (Moira) born 1988
  14. Mukambika born 1979
  15. Nanjunda
  16. Parasu Rama (Parashuram) born 2005
  17. Ranjan born 2001
  18. Shivu born 2011-03-00
  19. Thirtarama (Theertharam)
  20. unknown
  21. unknown born 2017
  22. unknown born 2014-07-00

Comments / picturesThe Karnataka Forest Department has about 150 Elephants in various camps and Dubare has been historically an important camp. The Elephants for the famous Mysore Dassehra were trained at Dubare elephant camp. There are around 88 tribal families living in Dubare, employed by the Forest Department to take care of the elephants

Dubare Elephant Camp in Coorg offers tented accommodation on the banks of river Cauvery.

The route from Bangalore is via Mysore, Kushalnagar, Gudde Hosur (4km from Kushalnagar on BM Road), then a left turn towards Siddapura. About 15 kilometer on the Siddapur Main Road visitors would find a JLR Dubare Camp board. A left turn at the board and a kilometer drive would reach you to the bank of River Cauvery. Cross the river by a boat and you would be at the Dubare Elephant Camp.

2022-12-23: There were a total of 37 elephants in the Dubare breeding camp and out of these, 6 elephants were earlier sent to Harangi elephant park. Now, there are 21 elephants in Dubare and 5 elephants in Harangi.

References for records about Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=777. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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