Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Chellam at Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park)

 ☨ ♀ Chellam  
Alternative name:Chellamma



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 4 years old
Born:* 2005 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 2005-09-12
Dead: 2009-11-20
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus? (EEHV1A)
Present / last location:Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park), in India

Date of Arrival
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2005-09-13Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park)
from Anthiyur forest

Document updated2009-11-23: death
2018-05-18: capture
2018-12-07: herpes species EEHV1A
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† Chellam is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park), in India, from disease 2009-11-20. Official death reason described as Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus? (EEHV1A). (see detailed list).


Chellam was born wild 2005, captured 2005-09-12 .

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Chellam, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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