Millangoda Raja at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth

Male Asian elephant Millangoda Raja at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth

† Millangoda Raja
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male, unknown years
Dead date: 2011-08-03
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
ArrivedKandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
from Millangoda Walauwa
Millangoda Walauwa
from Anamaduwa Wev Pitiya
Anamaduwa Wev Pitiya 1945-00-00
from Nawagaththegama jungle
Born: wild in
Nawagaththegama jungle
Document updated2011-08-11: picture
Year 2008 was the last time Millangoda Raja was able to carry the Relic. Then almost half a year before his death Millangoda Raja came under special veterinary treatment due to his old age. When the elephant was in the last stage of his life, many bottles of saline with vitamins had to be given. At the end no veterinary treatment worked. The elephant passed away in Millangoda Mansion.

Sources, among others

  • Tharindu Muthukumarana
  • http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/08/09/fea28.asp

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