Athula Raja an Asian elephant at Gangaramaya Temple

♂ Athula Raja
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
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Management:Free contact

People killed:1
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Gangaramaya Temple, in Sri Lanka

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Gangaramaya Temple

Document updated2018-05-16: new record
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Athula Raja is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Gangaramaya Temple, in Sri Lanka.

Athula Raja arrived in Gangaramaya Temple unknown date,

In Gangaramaya Temple, Athula Raja lives as single living elephant in this location (see detailed list).


Athula Raja was born wild .

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1996: long time mahout: N. Mudiyanse, whose charge is the once killer tusker- Athula- now at Gangarama temple

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Athula Raja, an Asian at Gangaramaya Temple in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 January 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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