Raman at Chester Zoo

Male Asian elephant Raman at Chester Zoo

March 2008. Photo © Audrey Mealiff
† Raman
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 3 years
Dead date: 2009-07-23
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
Location:Chester Zoo
ArrivedChester Zoo 2006-11-12
Born:2006-11-12 captive-born in
Chester Zoo
Parents: Upali x Thai (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
Siblings through the mother Thai (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(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(F) Nandita
Ramans pedigree:
P I II III

Raman

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Upali

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Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali)
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Thai (Thi Ha Way)

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Document updated2009-07-24: death
2009-12-11: death reason
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".

Sources, among others

  • http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/141699/Virus-kills-young-elephant
  • http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/sciencemedicine/story/88530D51197EBAED862576880009E5D3?OpenDocument

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