Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Millangoda Podi Raja at Molagoda elephant village camp

 ☨ ♂ Millangoda Podi Raja  
Alternative name:Jayanthi



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 68 years old
Body height: 2.74 meter, 9.0 feet
Born:* 1952 unknown
Birth place:
Dead: 2020-06-29
Death reason: age:
Present / last location:Molagoda elephant village camp, in Sri Lanka

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1956-00-00Molagoda elephant village camp
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Document updated2018-04-26: new record
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† Millangoda Podi Raja is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Molagoda elephant village camp, in Sri Lanka, from age 2020-06-29. (see detailed list).


Millangoda Podi Raja was born unknown 1952.

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Mr. S.R.S. Millangoda had purchased this tusker when it was 4 years of age, from a public auction at Dehiwala Zoological Garden.

The tusker has taken part in multiple processions of Buddhist temples across the island. Since 2016, it has carried the sacred relics at the Esala Perahera of Dalada Maligawa in Kandy for several years.

‘Millangoda Podi Raja’ carried the Sacred Tooth Relic casket for the first time in 2017, parading the Randoli Perahera of the historic Esala festival.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Millangoda Podi Raja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Molagoda elephant village camp in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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