Migara
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Beijing Zoo in China

♂ Migara

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Management:Unknown
Origin
Born:* 2001-06-23 captive-born
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: Neela x ♀ Menika
Imported:2007
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Beijing Zoo, in China

Date of arrival

2007-02-16Beijing Zoo
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage

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History of updates2012-01-30: 

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Location


Migara is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Beijing Zoo, in China.

Migara arrived in 2007-02-16 to the Beijing Zoo, relocated from the Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo), in Sri Lanka.

Migara lives together with 5 other elephants at the Beijing Zoo:
  1. Fei Fei (FeiFei)
  2. unknown
  3. unknown
  4. Zhou Zhou (Zhouzhou)
  5. Zhuang Zhuang (ZhuangZhuang)

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Origin


Migara was born captive-born 2001-06-23 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage. and imported 2007

Parentage


Parents of Migara are: ♂ Neela (father) and ♀ Menika (mother).

Siblings through the father Neela:

  1. 1989-08-14(F) Menika
  2. 1993-11-15(F) Anuradhika
  3. 1994-04-10(M) Aruna
  4. 1995-09-27(M) Nandimithra
  5. 1995-10-27(M) Isuru
  6. 1997-02-07(M) Arjuna (Kandula VI)
  7. 1998-01-29(M) Salia (Saliya)
  8. 1998-08-07(F) Ashokamala
  9. 1999-02-09(M) Wasamba
  10. 1999-08-06(F) Uthpala
  11. 2000-06-04(M) Pinnawala
  12. 2001-10-11(F) Anula (Anura)
  13. 2003(F) Pali
  14. 2007(F) Bharathi

Siblings through the mother Menika:

  1. 2005(F) Mihiri
  2. 2011-03-17(unknown) Trinki

Pedigree


Migaras ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Migara

Sire (f):
Neela

Born: 1964

Sire ff:


Born:
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:


Born:
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Menika

Born: 1989-08-14

Sire mf:
Neela

Born: 1964
Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:
Komali (Komalee)

Born: 1971
Sire mmf:
Dame mmm:


Comments / pictures

The Pinnawela elephant Migara was presented to Beijing Zoo 26 february 2007 as a diplomatic gift from Sri Lanka, but arrived already 16th of february. See newsarticle

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Migara, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Beijing Zoo in China. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1821. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
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