Tag: Dubare Elephant Camp

Vikrama in musth, misses Dasara for second time in a row
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Vikrama in musth, misses Dasara for second time in a row

September 1, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: Vikrama, the 59-year-old elephant, housed in Dubare Elephant Camp, will miss this year’s Dasara once again as he is in musth. Kunthi, the 36-year-old female elephant, housed in Rampura Elephant Camp is replacing Vikrama for this year’s Dasara. She is participating in Dasara for the first time. Last year too Vikrama had missed Dasara…

Elephant handlers live in miserable conditions
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Elephant handlers live in miserable conditions

August 3, 2022

Roofs leak, mud walls ooze moisture inside hutments; unequal access to toilets at Dubare Elephant Camp Kushalnagar: Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu District might be a tourist spot for many that earns handsome revenue both to the Tourism and Forest Departments, but the living conditions of the Mahouts and Kavadis in the camp are miserable….

Mahouts to boycott Dasara
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Mahouts to boycott Dasara

July 21, 2022

‘We take the highest risk in tiger capture operations and Dasara but our pay is pittance,’ say upset jumbo caretakers Kushalnagar: Facing years of neglect by the State Government and Forest Department, Mahouts and Kavadis have taken a unanimous decision to boycott this year’s Dasara by not taking their elephants to Mysuru if their immediate…

Governor takes a break; spends time in Kodagu
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Governor takes a break; spends time in Kodagu

July 3, 2022

Bylakuppe: Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot yesterday visited the popular tourist spot Dubare elephant camp near Kushalnagar. He inaugurated ‘Vana Mahotsava’ event organised by the Forest Department by planting a sapling. Governor Gehlot who arrived at the other end of the elephant camp by crossing the Cauvery river by a boat, had a view of the…

Tusker Kusha returns to Dubare; joins herd
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Tusker Kusha returns to Dubare; joins herd

June 13, 2022

Travels from Bandipur to reach Wayanad, Nagarahole and crosses Thithimathi range Forest Department continuously monitoring herd movement in his familiar territory Kushalnagar: Tusker Kusha, who was radio-collared and left inside the Bandipur Tiger Reserve from his original place at Dubare Elephant Camp, has returned to its familiar territory. He has been spotted inside the Dubare…

Dilemma over an injured elephant at Dubare Camp
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Dilemma over an injured elephant at Dubare Camp

June 4, 2022

Senior officers want to shift pachyderm to Kabini; Wildlife activists oppose move Kushalnagar: An elephant, whose right hind leg is broken, is recuperating at the Dubare Elephant Camp near Kushalnagar. Though initial reports said that the injury was sustained when the pachyderm was captured in the last week of May, Forest officers said that the…

Tusker Kusha heading back to Dubare from Bandipur
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Tusker Kusha heading back to Dubare from Bandipur

December 2, 2021

Radio collar movement tracked by Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun  Kushalnagar: Kusha, the wild-captured-tamed-recaptured elephant from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu that was released into the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in June this year after a relentless campaign by animal lovers and following the intervention of former Union Environment Minister and sitting MP Maneka Gandhi is…

Lakshmana trained at Dubare for bigger roles
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Lakshmana trained at Dubare for bigger roles

September 7, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Among the elephants that have made it into the first list of Dasara elephants is young 34-year-old male elephant Lakshmana from Dubare elephant camp. Though his name is not likely to figure in the final list, forest officers are impressed by his health, nature, softness and also the ability to obey commands.  Lakshmana’s mahout…

World Elephant Day celebrated
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World Elephant Day celebrated

August 13, 2021

Mysuru/Kodagu: World Elephant Day was celebrated at the elephant camps in Kodagu and Chamarajanagar districts and at Mysuru Zoo yesterday. World Elephant Day was launched on Aug. 12, 2012 to raise awareness about the issues threatening elephants. Shrinking habitats and illegal poaching for the trade of elephant ivory are just two of the most serious…

No rafting, no visits to Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu
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No rafting, no visits to Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu

July 30, 2021

Tourists disappointed; hub of tourism wears a deserted look Kushalnagar: With no river rafting and with the famed Elephant Camp closed, Dubare, the main tourist attraction in Kodagu, is a deserted area now. Thousands of tourists mainly crowd Dubare due to the elephant camp and adventure rafting.  Rafting had resumed 10 days back after fresh…

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