Rivaldo (wild) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Mudumalai National Park, in India.
Rivaldo (wild) arrived Mudumalai National Park 2021-08-02, relocated from Vazhaithottam check post elephant kraal, in India.
Rivaldo (wild) was born wild at Mudumalai National Park.
C. Badrasamy, a former District Forest Officer in the Nilgiris, told The Hindu that the conservationist responsible for taming Rivaldo treated the animal for injuries it suffered, when a portion of its trunk was cut with a sharp object in 2013, rendering it unable to pick up fodder.
2021-08-02: In a 10-hour operation, the iconic tusker Rivaldo, which was captured and put inside a kraal for nearly three months, was successfully released in Chikala in Theppakadu forest range of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve on Monday. It was for the first time such a role reversal from kraal to wild was done in the country.
Fitted with a radio collar, Rivaldo's movement is being monitored on an hourly basis. The last live location shows Rivaldo was moving towards Bandipur National Park in Karnataka, senior forest officials told The New Indian Express.
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