Komali (Komalee)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka

Biography
♀ Komali (Komalee)

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 53 years old
Status:orphan
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 1989-08-14 Menika

2. Born 1994-04-10 Aruna

3. Born 1998-08-07 Ashokamala
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

1975-01-00Pinnawala elephant orphanage
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
from Bentota Tourist Complex elephant orphanage

Bentota Tourist Complex elephant orphanage
from Wilpattu elephant orphanage

Record history
History of updates2024-03-23:

Latest document update2023-08-31 13:38:02
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Biography


Komali (Komalee) is a living orphan Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Komali (Komalee) arrived in 1975-01-00 to the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, relocated from the Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo), in Sri Lanka.


Social

Komali (Komalee) lives together with 69 other elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 4. ♀ Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. 5. ♀ Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  3. 6. ♀ Anusha
  4. 7. ♀ Ashokamala born 1998-08-07
  5. 8. ♀ Bharathi born 2007
  6. 9. ⚪ Binuki born 2011
  7. 10. ♂ Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  8. 11. ♂ Charaka born 2006-00-00
  9. 12. ♀ Dinuda born 2009-05-24
  10. 13. ⚪ Diula
  11. 14. ⚪ Elvina born 2011
  12. 15. ♂ Haritha
  13. 16. ♂ Isira born 2011
  14. 17. ♂ Jadura born 1966?
  15. 18. ♂ Jayathu
  16. 19. ♂ Kadol born 2011
  17. 20. ♀ Kamani
  18. 21. ♂ Kanaka born 2009-05-24
  19. 22. ♂ Kandula III (Bibile)
  20. 23. ♀ Kiriya III (Kira)
  21. 24. ♂ Kora Aliya
  22. 25. ♀ Kumari born 1965
  23. 26. ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  24. 27. ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  25. 28. ♀ Mayuri born 1983
  26. 29. ♂ Meega
  27. 30. ♀ Meena
  28. 31. ♀ Menika born 1989-08-14
  29. 32. ♀ Menika II
  30. 33. ♀ Nandi born 2011
  31. 34. ♂ Nandimithra born 1995-09-27
  32. 35. ♂ Neela born 1964
  33. 36. ♀ Nikini II
  34. 37. ♀ Ninja born 1985
  35. 38. ♀ Noni
  36. 39. ♀ Pali born 2003
  37. 40. ♂ Pandu born 2005-08-00
  38. 41. ♀ Punchi
  39. 42. ♀ Ramiya
  40. 43. ♀ Randivi
  41. 44. ♂ Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  42. 45. ♀ Rejina born 1982
  43. 46. ♀ Sama
  44. 47. ♀ Sama I born 1987-12-18
  45. 48. ♂ Sampath
  46. 49. ♀ Sandalee (Sandali)
  47. 50. ♀ Sapumali born 1997
  48. 51. ♀ Shanthi
  49. 52. ♀ Shermi
  50. 53. ♀ Sukumali born 1984-07-05
  51. 54. ♀ Surangie
  52. 55. ♂ Suranimala
  53. 56. ♀ Thammenna
  54. 57. ♀ Thilaka
  55. 58. ⚪ Thilamalai
  56. 59. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  57. 60. ⚪ unknown born 2010
  58. 61. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  59. 62. ⚪ unknown
  60. 63. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  61. 64. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  62. 65. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  63. 66. ⚪ unnamed born 2021-09-11
  64. 67. ⚪ Unnamed born 2024-03-20
  65. 68. ♂ Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  66. 69. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  67. 70. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  68. 71. ♀ Uthpala born 1999-08-06
  69. 72. ♂ Wasamba born 1999-02-09

Offspring


  1. (F) 1989-08-14 Menika
  2. (M) 1994-04-10 Aruna
  3. (F) 1998-08-07 Ashokamala


Origin

Komali (Komalee) was born wild 1971 at Sri Lanka unspecified location.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Komali (Komalee), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1824. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Geburt und Jugendendwicklung von Asiatischen Elefanten -Beoabachtungen aus der Pinnawela Elephant Sanctuary von Sri Lanka, Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos, nr 2 1999, by Fred Kurt, Birgit Dastig, Sandra Petzhold, Julia Rastelli, Judith Schmelz, Verena Tragau
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