Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Varagaliar elephant camp in India

♂ Urigam



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 15 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 2009 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 2009 Urigam forest range in the Krishnagiri division
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Varagaliar elephant camp, in India

Date of arrival

2018-04-00Varagaliar elephant camp
from Madras Vandalur Zoo

2010-01-10Madras Vandalur Zoo
from Hosur forest division

Record history
History of updates2020-09-28

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Urigam is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Varagaliar elephant camp, in India.

Urigam arrived in 2018-04-00 to the Varagaliar elephant camp, relocated from the Madras Vandalur Zoo, in India.


Urigam lives together with 6 other elephants at the Varagaliar elephant camp:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Arisi Raja
  2. Chinnathambi
  3. Pari born ~1980
  4. unknown
  5. unknown
  6. unknown born <2000


Urigam was born wild 2009, captured 2009 , captured at Urigam forest range in the Krishnagiri division.

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Urigam was abandoned by its Herd in 2009 in Urigam forest range in the Krishnagiri division. Urigam was under the care of Krishnagiri forest officials, who attempted to reunite the calf with his mother but failed. Later, when Urigam turned one, he was shifted to the Vandalur zoo from Krishnagiri.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Urigam, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Varagaliar elephant camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5652. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2009 births | Born in India | 2009 captures | Elephants from Varagaliar elephant camp | India | Asian elephants

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