Raman an Asian elephant at Chester Zoo

Male ♂ Asian  Raman at Chester Zoo

March 2008. Photo © Audrey Mealiff
☨ Raman
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 3 years old
Dead date: 2009-07-23
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1A)
Location:Chester Zoo
ArrivalChester Zoo 2006-11-12
Born:* 2006-11-12 captive-born
in Chester Zoo
Parents: Upali x Thi Ha Way
Siblings through the father Upali:
  1. 2004-03-07(F) Sundara
  2. 2010-07-18 -- † 2013-07-29 (M) Nayan Hi Way
  3. 2011-01-22 -- † 2013-06-03? (F) Jamilah Hi Way
  4. 2012-11-25 -- † 2015-10-27 (M) Hari Hi Way
  5. 2013-01-21 -- † 2015-09-14 (F) Bala Hi Way
  6. 2014-07-17(M) Kavi
  7. 2014-08-19(M) Ashoka
  8. 2014-09-17(F) Samiya
  9. 2016-09-19(F) Zinda
  10. 2017-03-19(F) Avani
  11. 2017-05-15(M) Kabir
  12. 2018-02-10(M) Sanjay
Siblings through the mother Thi Ha Way:
  1. 1993-09-09 -- † 1993-09-09 (F) killed
  2. 1995-12-19 -- † 1997-05-25 (F) Karha
  3. 1997-12-31 -- † 2018-09-07 (F) Sithami
  4. 2000-10-07(M) Assam
  5. 2004-03-05 -- † 2004-03-05 (F) stillborn
  6. 2011-01-22 -- † 2013-06-03? (F) Jamilah Hi Way
  7. 2015-08-20 -- † 2018-10-25 (F) Nandita
  8. 2018-05-17(M) Anjan Hi Way
Ramans pedigree:
P I II III

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Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali)
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Thi Ha Way

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Document updated2009-07-24: death

2009-12-11: death reason
2018-03-19: link to EleWiki submitted
2018-12-07: herpes species EEHV1A
Although not confirmed by Chester Zoo, two independant newsreports state that Raman died in Herpes virus:

2009-11-22: Virus Kills Young Elephant:"The two-year-old male Asian elephant calf fell victim to a herpes virus that has baffled scientists worldwide since it began appearing in young elephants."

2009-12-10: Virus returns to St. Louis Zoo's elephant Jade: "Last month, the virus killed an elephant at England's Chester Zoo".

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Raman, an Asian at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=581. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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