Torsha Rani at Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)

Torsha Rani
Alternative name:Torsharani
ID Number:Local id Number: 31 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 21 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
ArrivedJaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp) 1997-00-00
Born:1997 wild
Capture: 1997, the Torsha river, Jaldapara
Document updated2012-04-04: new record
2018-05-08: text
2018-05-22: local nr
Torsharani, Tarzan's mate, was similarly rescued and brought to the orphanage. When the herd she was with started crossing the Torsha river, the little calf got washed away. She landed many miles downriver, caked in mud and only half-conscious.

Sources, among others

  • https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/offtrack/story/20010813-elephants-find-food-and-shelter-at-this-orphanage-in-west-bengal-774014-2001-08-13
  • http://www.tribuneindia.com/2010/20100222/nation.htm
  • http://cheerans.com/files/Captive-Elephant-Workshop.pdf

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