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Dasara 2023: Howdah elephant Abhimanyu and team undergo weight checking process

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Mysuru: Howdah elephant Abhimanyu is the heaviest with 5160 kg among all the jumbos that are going to be part of Dasara 2023. And, female elephant Varalakshmi weighs the lowest with 2830 kg. The elephants that arrived to a grand welcome at the Mysore Palace on Tuesday, underwent a weight checking process, a regular ritual, at Sai Weighbridge on Dhanwanthari Road here on Wednesday. They were taken under police protection.

Dasara debutant Kanjan weighs 4240 kg, Bhima 4370 kg, Mahendra 4530 kg, Dhananjaya 4940 kg, Gopi 5080 kg, female elephants Vijaya 2830 kg, Varalakshmi 3020 kg.

From Mysore Palace, these elephants marched up to Dhanwanthari Road heralding the beginning of Dasara festivities. DCF Sourabh Kumar and Veterinarian Dr Muzeeb Ur Rehman monitored the jumbos’ weight. A special diet will be provided to these elephants to maintain their weight and health until the Dasara festivities. They will soon begin their rehearsing for the Dasara festivities.

Meanwhile, former howdah elephant, Arjuna is away on an operation to capture tiger at Metikuppe range H D Kote, that had killed a seven-year-old boy. He will undergo weight checking process, once he returns.

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