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

Biography
♂ Neela

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 60 years old
Status:orphan
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1964 wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Offspring
Total: 15 babies

1. Born 1989-08-14 Menika

2. Born 1993-11-15 Anuradhika

3. Born 1994-04-10 Aruna

4. Born 1995-09-27 Nandimithra

5. Born 1995-10-27 Isuru

6. Born 1997-02-07 Arjuna

7. Born 1998-01-29 Salia (Saliya)

8. Born 1998-08-07 Ashokamala

9. Born 1999-02-09 Wasamba

10. Born 1999-08-06 Uthpala

11. Born 2000-06-04 Pinnawala

12. Born 2001-06-23 Migara

13. Born 2001-10-11 Anula (Anura)

14. Born 2003 Pali

15. Born 2007 Bharathi
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

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

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

Record history
History of updates2024-03-23:

Latest document update2023-08-31 13:35:26
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Biography


Neela is a living orphan Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

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


Social

Neela lives together with 69 other elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 16. ♀ Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. 17. ♀ Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  3. 18. ♀ Anusha
  4. 19. ♀ Ashokamala born 1998-08-07
  5. 20. ♀ Bharathi born 2007
  6. 21. ⚪ Binuki born 2011
  7. 22. ♂ Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  8. 23. ♂ Charaka born 2006-00-00
  9. 24. ♀ Dinuda born 2009-05-24
  10. 25. ⚪ Diula
  11. 26. ⚪ Elvina born 2011
  12. 27. ♂ Haritha
  13. 28. ♂ Isira born 2011
  14. 29. ♂ Jadura born 1966?
  15. 30. ♂ Jayathu
  16. 31. ♂ Kadol born 2011
  17. 32. ♀ Kamani
  18. 33. ♂ Kanaka born 2009-05-24
  19. 34. ♂ Kandula III (Bibile)
  20. 35. ♀ Kiriya III (Kira)
  21. 36. ♀ Komali (Komalee) born 1971
  22. 37. ♂ Kora Aliya
  23. 38. ♀ Kumari born 1965
  24. 39. ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  25. 40. ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  26. 41. ♀ Mayuri born 1983
  27. 42. ♂ Meega
  28. 43. ♀ Meena
  29. 44. ♀ Menika born 1989-08-14
  30. 45. ♀ Menika II
  31. 46. ♀ Nandi born 2011
  32. 47. ♂ Nandimithra born 1995-09-27
  33. 48. ♀ Nikini II
  34. 49. ♀ Ninja born 1985
  35. 50. ♀ Noni
  36. 51. ♀ Pali born 2003
  37. 52. ♂ Pandu born 2005-08-00
  38. 53. ♀ Punchi
  39. 54. ♀ Ramiya
  40. 55. ♀ Randivi
  41. 56. ♂ Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  42. 57. ♀ Rejina born 1982
  43. 58. ♀ Sama
  44. 59. ♀ Sama I born 1987-12-18
  45. 60. ♂ Sampath
  46. 61. ♀ Sandalee (Sandali)
  47. 62. ♀ Sapumali born 1997
  48. 63. ♀ Shanthi
  49. 64. ♀ Shermi
  50. 65. ♀ Sukumali born 1984-07-05
  51. 66. ♀ Surangie
  52. 67. ♂ Suranimala
  53. 68. ♀ Thammenna
  54. 69. ♀ Thilaka
  55. 70. ⚪ Thilamalai
  56. 71. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  57. 72. ⚪ unknown born 2010
  58. 73. ⚪ unknown
  59. 74. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  60. 75. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  61. 76. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  62. 77. ⚪ Unnamed born 2024-03-20
  63. 78. ⚪ unnamed born 2021-09-11
  64. 79. ♂ Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  65. 80. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  66. 81. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  67. 82. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  68. 83. ♀ Uthpala born 1999-08-06
  69. 84. ♂ Wasamba born 1999-02-09

Offspring


Total: 15 babies

  1. (F) 1989-08-14 Menika
  2. (F) 1993-11-15 Anuradhika
  3. (M) 1994-04-10 Aruna
  4. (M) 1995-09-27 Nandimithra
  5. (M) 1995-10-27 Isuru
  6. (M) 1997-02-07 Arjuna
  7. (M) 1998-01-29 Salia (Saliya)
  8. (F) 1998-08-07 Ashokamala
  9. (M) 1999-02-09 Wasamba
  10. (F) 1999-08-06 Uthpala
  11. (M) 2000-06-04 Pinnawala
  12. (M) 2001-06-23 Migara
  13. (F) 2001-10-11 Anula (Anura)
  14. (F) 2003 Pali
  15. (F) 2007 Bharathi


Origin

Neela was born wild 1964 at Sri Lanka unspecified location.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Neela, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 15 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1826. (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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