Asela
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya in Sri Lanka

Biography
♂ Asela

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 17 years old (estimated age)
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2007? captive-born
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: x ♀ Anuradha
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Record history
History of updates2023-08-26

Latest document update2023-08-26 09:50:24
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Biography


Asela is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya, in Sri Lanka.

Asela arrived to the Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya unknown date, relocated from the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.


Social

Asela lives together with 3 other elephants at the Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Kataragama Vasana born 1970
  2. Salia (Saliya) born 1998-01-29
  3. Tharindu born 2006-07-04


Origin

Asela was born captive-born 2007? at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Parentage


Parents of Asela are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Anuradha (mother).

Siblings through the mother Anuradha:

  1. 1993-11-15(F) Anuradhika
  2. 1999-02-09(M) Wasamba

Pedigree


Aselas ancestral Pedigree:
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Born: 1982

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Comments / pictures


2023-08-21: An individual who fed a poisoned watermelon to an elephant called “ Asela” of the Kataragama Abhinawarama temple was taken into custody by the Kataragama police on saturday (19).

Police arrested the suspect during investigations of the complaint received from Mahout Thushara Priyadarshana. He told police that the jumbo had developed a pain in mouth when biting the fruit and dropped it and ejected phlegm from the mouth. However, Veterinary Surgeon, Uva Wildlife Zone Dr.Ananda Dharmakirthi examined the elephant and confirmed that it was out of danger.
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Asela, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=10939. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories2007 births | With Pedigree | Elephants from Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya | Sri Lanka | Asian elephants


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