Menika at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Menika
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 29 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage
ArrivedPinnawala elephant orphanage 1989-08-14
Born:1989-08-14 captive-born in
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Parents: Neela x Komali (Komalee)
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 2001-06-23 Migara
  2. (F) 2005 Mihiri
  3. (unknown) 2011-03-17 Trinky?, Local nr: 59
Siblings through the father Neela:
  1. 1993-11-15(F) Anuradhika
  2. 1994-04-10(M) Aruna
  3. 1995-09-27(M) Nandimithra
  4. 1995-10-27(M) Isuru
  5. 1997-02-07(M) Arjuna (Kandula VI)
  6. 1998-01-29(M) Salia (Saliya)
  7. 1998-08-07(F) Ashokamala
  8. 1999-02-09(M) Wasamba
  9. 1999-08-06(F) Uthpala
  10. 2000-06-04(M) Pinnawala
  11. 2001-06-23(M) Migara
  12. 2001-10-11(F) Anula (Anura)
  13. 2003(F) Pali
  14. 2007(F) Bharathi
Siblings through the mother Komali (Komalee):
  1. 1994-04-10(M) Aruna
  2. 1998-08-07(F) Ashokamala
Menikas pedigree:
P I II III

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Komali (Komalee)

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Document updated2012-01-30: corr father, birth date

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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