With heavy hearts, we bring you an update of the orphaned calf, Agam
We first told you about Agam back in November of 2012 when he was rescued by local villagers after he fell into an abandoned well in the province of Aceh, Sumatra. It is estimated that he was 3-4 months old at the time. The Veterinary Society for Sumatran Wildlife Conservation (VESSWIC) was contacted and one of their veterinarians spent several days in December caring for Agam while they searched for his family. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful, so the decision was made to take Agam to the Elephant Conservation Center (ECC) in Saree, Aceh, where he received proper care and medical attention.
Agam was growing well and turning into a lovely elephant when his accident occurred. Below is a statement from Dr. Christopher Stremme of VESSWIC.