Raman an Asian elephant at Chester Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Raman  
March 2008. Photo © Audrey Mealiff
March 2008. Photo © Audrey Mealiff

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 3 years old
Id number
Origin
Born:* 2006-11-12 captive-born
Birth place: in Chester Zoo

Parents: Upali x ♀ Thi Ha Way
Death
Dead date: 2009-07-23
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1A)
Locations
Present / last location:Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of Arrival
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2006-11-12Chester Zoo

Document updated2009-07-24: death

2009-12-11: death reason
2018-03-19: link to EleWiki submitted
2018-12-07: herpes species EEHV1A
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Description

† Raman is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom, of disease in 2009-07-23. Official death reason described as Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1A). (see detailed list).

Origin


Raman was born captive-born 2006-11-12 at Chester Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Raman are: ♂ Upali (father) and ♀ Thi Ha Way (mother).


Siblings through the father Upali:

  1. 2004-03-07(F) Sundara
  2. 2010-07-18 -- † 2013-07-29 (M) Nayan Hi Way
  3. 2011-01-22 -- † 2013-06-03? (F) Jamilah Hi Way
  4. 2012-11-25 -- † 2015-10-27 (M) Hari Hi Way
  5. 2013-01-21 -- † 2015-09-14 (F) Bala Hi Way
  6. 2014-07-17(M) Kavi
  7. 2014-08-19(M) Ashoka
  8. 2014-09-17(F) Samiya
  9. 2016-09-19(F) Zinda
  10. 2017-03-19(F) Avani
  11. 2017-05-15(M) Kabir
  12. 2018-02-10(M) Sanjay

Siblings through the mother Thi Ha Way:

  1. 1993-09-09 - † 1993-09-09 (F) killed
  2. 1995-12-19 - † 1997-05-25 (F) Karha
  3. 1997-12-31 - † 2018-09-07 (F) Sithami
  4. 2000-10-07(M) Assam
  5. 2004-03-05 - † 2004-03-05 (F) stillborn
  6. 2011-01-22 - † 2013-06-03? (F) Jamilah Hi Way
  7. 2015-08-20 - † 2018-10-25 (F) Nandita
  8. 2018-05-17(M) Anjan Hi Way

Pedigree


Ramans pedigree:
P I II III

Raman

Sire:
Upali

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Maxi
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Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali)
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Thi Ha Way

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Although not confirmed by Chester Zoo, two independant newsreports state that Raman died in Herpes virus:

2009-11-22: Virus Kills Young Elephant:"The two-year-old male Asian elephant calf fell victim to a herpes virus that has baffled scientists worldwide since it began appearing in young elephants."

2009-12-10: Virus returns to St. Louis Zoo's elephant Jade: "Last month, the virus killed an elephant at England's Chester Zoo".



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Raman, an Asian at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=581. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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