Urigam an Asian elephant at Varagaliar elephant camp

♂ Urigam
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 12 years old
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Management:Free contact
Born:* 2009 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 2009 Urigam forest range in the Krishnagiri division
Present / last location:Varagaliar elephant camp, in India

Date of Arrival
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2018-04-00Varagaliar elephant camp
from Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park)
Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park) 2010-01-10
from Hosur forest division

Document updated2010-04-09: new record
2018-05-19: relocated to Top Slip
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Urigam is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Varagaliar elephant camp, in India.

Urigam arrived in Varagaliar elephant camp 2018-04-00, relocated from Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park), in India.

In Varagaliar elephant camp, Urigam lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Pari born ~1980
  2. ,
  3. unknown
  4. ,
  5. unknown born <2000
  6. ,
  7. unknown
  8. , (see detailed list).


Urigam was born wild 2009, captured 2009 , captured at Urigam forest range in the Krishnagiri division.

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Urigam was abandoned by its herd in 2009 in Urigam forest range in the Krishnagiri division. Urigam was under the care of Krishnagiri forest officials, who attempted to reunite the calf with his mother but failed. Later, when Urigam turned one, he was shifted to the Vandalur zoo from Krishnagiri.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Urigam, an Asian at Varagaliar elephant camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5652. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24

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