Rivaldo (wild)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mudumalai National Park in India

♂ Rivaldo (wild)

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Wild elephant
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Mudumalai National Park
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mudumalai National Park, in India

Date of arrival

2021-08-02Mudumalai National Park
from Vazhaithottam check post elephant kraal

2021-05-05Vazhaithottam check post elephant kraal
from Mudumalai National Park

Record history
History of updates2021-03-23

Latest document update2021-08-09 08:17:44
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Rivaldo (wild) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Mudumalai National Park, in India.

Rivaldo (wild) arrived in 2021-08-02 to the Mudumalai National Park, relocated from the Vazhaithottam check post elephant kraal, in India.


Rivaldo (wild) was born wild at Mudumalai National Park.

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C. Badrasamy, a former District Forest Officer in the Nilgiris, told The Hindu that the conservationist responsible for taming Rivaldo treated the animal for injuries it suffered, when a portion of its Trunk was cut with a sharp object in 2013, rendering it unable to pick up fodder.

2021-08-02: In a 10-hour operation, the iconic Tusker Rivaldo, which was captured and put inside a kraal for nearly three months, was successfully released in Chikala in Theppakadu forest range of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve on Monday. It was for the first time such a role reversal from kraal to wild was done in the country.

Fitted with a radio collar, Rivaldo's movement is being monitored on an hourly basis. The last live location shows Rivaldo was moving towards Bandipur National Park in Karnataka, senior forest officials told The New Indian Express.

Rivaldo (wild) on elephant-news.com

Rivaldo (wild) is mentioned on Elephant News:

Articles where Rivaldo (wild) is mentioned on elephant-news.com
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2021-01-12 Forest department in nilgiri's mudumalai tiger reserve warns tourists, locals of wild elephant rivaldo - Elephant News
Keep rivaldo in captivity: vazhaithottam residents - Elephant News
2021-08-03 Tn forest dept may release more camp elephants depending on success of rivaldo's rehabilitation - Elephant News
2021-08-06 Elephant rivaldo released into mudumalai tiger reserve, returns to village - Elephant News

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Rivaldo (wild), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mudumalai National Park in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=16574. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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