Raja at Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)

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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 7 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
ArrivedJaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp) 2013-03-31
from Jhargram mini zoo
Jhargram mini zoo 2013-01-10
Born:2011 wild India
Capture: 2013, Fatikchua area under Kalaikunda forest range in Midnapore West district
Document updated2013-03-31:  transfered
2018-05-22: capture
2013-01: An elephant calf which was spotted at areas adjacent to Hatiatara forest near Jhargram was brought to the mini zoo here by forest officials. Divisional forest officer A P Singh said it was probably left behind by a herd which was seen in the area recently.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/deserted-elephant-calves-being-sent-to-jaldapara-today-113033100084_1.html
  • http://www.in.com/news/current-affairs/deserted-elephant-calf-sent-to-jhargram-mini-zoo-50164644-in-1.html
  • http://www.business-standard.com/generalnews/news/deserted-elephant-calf-sent-to-jhargram-mini-zoo/107058/

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