Urigam
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Varagaliar elephant camp in India

♂ Urigam

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 13 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2009 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 2009 Urigam forest range in the Krishnagiri division
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Varagaliar elephant camp, in India

Date of arrival

2018-04-00Varagaliar elephant camp
from Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park)

2010-01-10Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park)
from Hosur forest division

Record history
History of updates2010-04-09: new record
2018-05-19: relocated to Top Slip

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


Urigam is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Varagaliar elephant camp, in India.

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

Urigam lives together with 6 other elephants at the Varagaliar elephant camp:
  1. Arisi Raja
  2. Chinnathambi
  3. Pari born ~1980
  4. unknown
  5. unknown
  6. unknown born <2000

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Origin


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


Comments / pictures

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.

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Urigam, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Varagaliar elephant camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 July 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5652. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories2009 births | Born in India | 2009 captures | Elephants from Varagaliar elephant camp | India | Asian elephants


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