Kalim
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) in India

♂ Kalim
Alternative name: Kaleem, Kali

Identification

Local id Number 2
Tamil Nadu database2

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 53 years old
Status:kumki
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1978-12-04
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India

Date of arrival

Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
Record history
History of updates2010-08-30: new record
2018-05-03: tn nr, nr of offspring, kumki, alt name Kali
2018-05-04: picture

Latest document update2022-04-19 15:52:51
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Biography

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Kalim is a living kumki Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai), in India.

Kalim arrived to the Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) unknown date, Kalim lives together with 20 other elephants at the Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai):

  1. 1. ⚪ Abinaya born 2007
  2. 2. ♂ Andal born 1950
  3. 3. ♂ Barani born 1986-01-20
  4. 4. ♂ Bullu
  5. 5. ♀ Durga
  6. 6. ♂ Kapil dev born 1983-05-05
  7. 7. ♂ Mariappan born 1989
  8. 8. ♂ Raj vardhan born ~2002
  9. 9. ♂ Ram born ~1972
  10. 10. ♀ Saradha
  11. 11. ♀ Selvi
  12. 12. ♀ Sivakami born ~1951
  13. 13. ♂ Surya born 1976
  14. 14. ♀ Tamilan born 2009?
  15. 15. ♀ unknown born 2019?
  16. 16. ♀ unknown born ~2014
  17. 17. ♀ unknown born 2005-07-06
  18. 18. ♂ unknown born 2010-04-00
  19. 19. ♀ Valli born ~1947
  20. 20. ♂ Vikram born 1999

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Origin


Kalim was born wild 1969, captured 1978-12-04 .


Comments / pictures



Contradictory records:

Captured 1973 from Sathiyamanagalm Forest? (Or is this another, different Kalim?)


2017-07-20: Two Kumki elephants returned to Topslip in Ulandhi Forest Range (Anamalai Tiger Reserve) in Coimbatore Division on Friday morning after successfully taming a lone forest elephant in Kerala.

The two Kumki elephants - Kalim (55) and Venkatesh (42) - were taken to Devikulam range in Moonar Forest Division in Kerala for taming a forest elephant that was roaming around the residential area for over a week.
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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kalim, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 June 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2275. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1969 births | 1978 captures | Elephants from Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai) | India | Asian elephants


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