Bandara at Calgary Zoo

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Bandara at Calgary Zoo

Bandara. Calgary Zoo 1983. Photo: © Dinny's Digest, courtesy of Brent Van Hooft
† Bandara
ID Number:EEP Number: 7508 -    SSP Number: 144 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 16 years old
Dead date: 1991-11-25
Death reason: disease: congestive heart failure
Location:Calgary Zoo
ArrivedCalgary Zoo 1976-05-25
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) 1975-00-00
from
Born:1975-05-25 wild Sri Lanka
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 2 babies

  1. (M) 1986-08-11 -- † 2015-10-22 Calvin (Chanda), EEP nr: 8612, SSP nr: 147
  2. (F) 1990-07-14 Maharani (Rani), SSP nr: 307
Document updated2008-12-28: EEP, Death RE
2009-02-28: Text RE
2009-03-04: Image RE
2010-12-31: Cause of Death RE
Kamala, Swarna and a bull who died in 1991, Bandara, all arrived at the Calgary Zoo in May 1976 from the Sri Lanka National Zoo.

Sources, among others

  • Brent Van Hooft, Elephant Keeper Calgary Zoo
  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71

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