Dudhwa elephant base camp (Dudhwa National Park), located at Lakhimpur (Kheri), in Palia, India
, was founded in 1958.
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.
Balasundar was rescued from the banks of the Balasun river in 2007 and Rohini was found in Rohini tea garden in 2008. While Titi was rescued from the Torsha river in 2009, Teesta was rescued from the Teesta river the same year. Urmi was found in 2010 from Charabari village near Bagdogra and Saili was rescued from Saili tea garden in 2008.
One of the oldest elephants at the Dudhwa National Park (DNP), Pushpakali, believed to be around 86 years old, died from old-age related ailments after serving 31 years in the forest reserve...The pachyderm was brought to Dudhwa in March 1986 from Barabanki district, along with two others, named Gangakali and Yamunakali, both of whom died over the years. Pushpakali had given birth to a male elephant that was named Batalik in 1999. Batalik is a member of the elephant safari team here.
As many as four trained elephants from Sakrebail elephant camp, near here, commenced their journey to their new home, Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. Karnataka government decided to hand over 12-year-old Amrutha; two-year-old Prakruthi; five-year-old Kiran, and six-year-old Bhaskar from Sakrebail camp to Uttar Pradesh.