Arun Zachariah

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Arun Zachariah
Arun  Zachariah

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Personal details
Country India

Work locations
Title head veterinarian -
Location at Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (KVASU) in India

Biography details

Arun Zachariah , wildlife veterinarian in India

Born ? .

Arun Zachariah is Chief Veterinary Surgeon at Department of Forest and Wildlife in Kerala, India, and he have a veterinary clinic at Sulthan Bathery in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

He hail from Manassery near Mukkam in the Kozhikode district, where he began his career in the Forest Department at Muthanga in Wayanad as an assistant veterinary officer.

Dr Zachariah has the national record of capturing and translocating 36 tigers, 63 elephants, and around 100 leopards that had posed a threat to human life and livelihoods across South India.

2007-2011: Zachariah collected and studied nine cases of EEHV, Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus that had high quality pathogenic Necropsy tissue DNA available for analysis included six orphans being reared in working or training camps or at a zoo, and four sudden deaths in calves found serendipitously in free-ranging wild herds by alert mahouts or veterinarian wildlife officers.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). veterinarian Arun Zachariah in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Selected publications
  • Arun Zachariah, Jeganathan Pandiyan, G.K. Madhavilatha, Sathish Mundayoor, Bathrachalam Chandramohan, P.K. Sajesh, Sam Santhosh, and Susan K. Mikotacorresponding author, Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Wild Asian Elephants, Southern India
  • Arun Zachariah; Jian-Chao Zong; Simon Y. Long; Erin M. Latimer; Sarah Y. Heaggans; Laura K. Richman; Gary S. Hayward, FATAL HERPESVIRUS HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE IN WILD AND ORPHAN ASIAN ELEPHANTS IN SOUTHERN INDIA,

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