Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Galgamuwa range forest in Sri Lanka

♂ Gajaba
Photo: Rajiv Welikala
Photo: Rajiv Welikala
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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus maximus
Sex and age:Male ♂
Body height: 3.05 meter, 10.0 feet
Management:Wild elephant
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Galgamuwa range forest, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

Galgamuwa range forest
Record history
History of updates2021-09-01

Latest document update2021-09-10 14:04:17
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Gajaba is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Galgamuwa range forest, in Sri Lanka.

Gajaba arrived to the Galgamuwa range forest unknown date,


Gajaba lives together with 5 other elephants at the Galgamuwa range forest:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Bindu
  2. Gaminda
  3. Kawanthissa
  4. Kumbhakarna
  5. Sadeva
and possibly other wild elephants which have no record in this database


Gajaba was born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location.

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Gajaba is the largest wild Tusker in Sri Lanka. He towers above other elephants and stands an estimated 3.1 meters (10 feet) at the shoulder.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Gajaba, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Galgamuwa range forest in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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