Sanka II
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Pinnawala Zoo in Sri Lanka

♂ Sanka II



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 33 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1989 wild
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Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala Zoo, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

2011-00-00Pinnawala Zoo
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage

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Sanka II is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Pinnawala Zoo, in Sri Lanka.

Sanka II arrived in 2011-00-00 to the Pinnawala Zoo, relocated from the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Sanka II lives together with 1 other elephants at the Pinnawala Zoo:
  1. Pinnawala born 2000-06-04

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Sanka II was born wild 1989.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sanka II, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala Zoo in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 September 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1989 births | Born in Sri Lanka | Elephants from Pinnawala Zoo | Sri Lanka | Asian elephants

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