Kalim at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Kalim at Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)

Kalim
Alternative name:Kaleem, Kali
ID Number:Local id Number: 2 - 
2 in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 49 years old
Status:kumki
Management:Free contact
Location:Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
ArrivedTop Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
Born:1969 wild
Capture: 1978-12-04,
Document updated2010-08-30: new record
2018-05-03: tn nr, nr of offspring, kumki, alt name Kali
2018-05-04: picture

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.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/kumki-elephants-return-to-topslip/article19382549.ece
  • http://thepapyrus.in/index.php/the-kozhikamuthi-elephant-camp-topslip/
  • Database for Captive Elephants and their Mahouts in Tamil Nadu
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, N. Kalaivanan, N.S.Manoharan, R. Thirumurugan, S. Thangaraj Panneerslevam and N. Mohanraj, India

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