Soni an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Manas National Park

Soni
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 13 years old
Management:wild
Location:Manas National Park
ArrivalManas National Park
from CWRC in Manas National Park
CWRC in Manas National Park 2011-01-31
from Kaziranga Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC)
Born:* 2007 wild
Document updated2011-10-27: text
2011-11-21: text, wild
This female elephant calf, a victim of human elephant conflict, visited a village along with her herd to raid crops. Villagers pushed the herd back and unfortunately Soni was left behind as she was very small and weak. She was later found roaming, lost, inside the Basti (tea garden area) in Borgang, Sonitpur.

Soni entered the Elephant Rehabilitation Program on January 31st 2011 with Sikom, Tinku, Tikla and Hamren. She was relocated to Manas National Park where she will going through a soft release and will eventually, once again, be a wild roaming elephant.

2011: In an update from Manas National Park, Tinku and Soni have been seen together over 7 times during the last month. Satellite signals received on the 10th and 11th November confirm Soni is moving around in the Batabari Forest in Ripu-Chirang Elephant Reserve. It is suspected that the pair may be following a wild elephant herd, although there is no confirmation as yet.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Soni, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Manas National Park in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6256. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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