Esala at Polwatte temple

Esala
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 25 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Polwatte temple
ArrivedPolwatte temple 2002-07-11
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Pinnawala elephant orphanage 1993-07-01
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Born:1993-07-01 captive-born in
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Parents: Vijaya x Kumari
Siblings through the father Vijaya:
  1. 1984-07-05(F) Sukumali
  2. 1987-12-18(F) Sama I
  3. 1989-08-16(M) Rangiri
  4. 1994-04-16(F) Amali
Siblings through the mother Kumari:
  1. 1984-07-05(F) Sukumali
  2. 1989-07-11 -- † 1991-05-18 (M) Vikum
  3. 2005(M) Gajaba
Esalas pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2008-12-25:location from
2012-01-30: birth date
2012-02-01: alt name
2018-05-17: removed alt name Asela, different elephant
2012: Present as nr 2. at 33rd Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo.

Sources, among others

  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • Geburt und Jugendendwicklung von Asiatischen Elefanten -Beoabachtungen aus der Pinnawela Elephant Sanctuary von Sri Lanka, Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos, nr 2 1999, by Fred Kurt, Birgit Dastig, Sandra Petzhold, Julia Rastelli, Judith Schmelz, Verena Tragau

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