Urigam at Varagaliar elephant camp

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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 9 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Varagaliar elephant camp
ArrivedVaragaliar elephant camp 2018-04-00
from Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park)
Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park) 2010-01-10
from Hosur forest division
Hosur forest division 2009-00-00
Born:2009 wild India
Capture: 2009, Urigam forest range in the Krishnagiri division
Document updated2010-04-09: new record
2018-05-19: relocated to Top Slip
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.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/vandalur-zoo-looks-to-cover-new-ground/article9310774.ece
  • https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Rejuvenation-camp-for-three-elephant-calves-begins-in-Chennais-Vandalur-zoo/articleshow/50485353.cms
  • https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/two-city-zoo-tuskers-in-musth-head-to-camps/articleshow/63634174.cms

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