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Elephant calf named after iconic saint Basava


Siddalinga seer does the honours for Bannerghatta jumbo Roopa’s 6-month-old male calf


The Bannerghatta Biological Park’s female tusker Roopa and her male calf were the cynosure of all eyes when one of the state’s seers, Sree Sree Sree Siddalinga Mahaswamigalu, Sree Siddalinga Math Adhaksharu, Sree Siddaganga Kshetra named the calf ‘Basava’ on Saturday.

During his visit to BBP, the Swamiji viewed the safari and the zoo. He also interacted with the children of the mahouts and blessed them. Elephant Roopa’s newly-named male calf is now six months old.

Tusker numbers rise

The number of tuskers in BBP has gone up to 24 with the birth of Roopa’s male calf in August 2020. Earlier, 12-year-old Roopa had given birth to a female calf, Gowri, on December 21, 2016.

Read here: Bannerghatta Park gets a little jumbo (https://thebengalurulive.com/bannerghatta-park-gets-a-little-jumbo/)

Park executive director Vanishree Vipin Singh and other officials were present during the Swamiji’s visit.


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