Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Arisi Raja at Varagaliar elephant camp

♀ Arisi Raja

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Alternative name:Saapattu Raman


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Female ♀
Status:Lost to follow-up

People killed:3
Born:* wild
Birth place: in India unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Varagaliar elephant camp, in India

Date of arrival

2019-11-19Varagaliar elephant camp
from Coimbatore forest division

Record history
History of updates2021-09-16: Records updated

Latest document update2021-09-16 10:33:09
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Arisi Raja is a living Lost to follow-up Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Varagaliar elephant camp, in India.

Arisi Raja arrived Varagaliar elephant camp 2019-11-19, relocated from Coimbatore forest division, in India.

In Varagaliar elephant camp, Arisi Raja lives together with 6 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Chinnathambi
  2. ,   
  3. Pari born ~1980
  4. ,   
  5. unknown
  6. ,   
  7. unknown born <2000
  8. ,   
  9. unknown
  10. ,   
  11. Urigam born 2009
  12. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


Arisi Raja was born wild at India unspecified location.

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After four days of struggle, the forest officials tranquilized and captured the wild elephant nicknamed Arisi Raja aka Saapattu Raman, that had killed three persons in the forest fringes. near Pollachi in Coimbatore district in the early hours of Thursday.

The elephant was taken to Topslip where it will be put in a kraal (wooden enclosure) at the Varagaliar elephant camp of Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR).

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Arisi Raja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Varagaliar elephant camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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