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

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Raja  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Status:foot problems

People killed:1
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Dead: 2013-01-12
Death reason: age: foot abcess
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

1994-00-00Pinnawala elephant orphanage
from Anuradhapura forest

Record history
History of updates2013-01-13: dead
2021-11-17: Born in Sri Lanka

Latest document update2021-11-17 13:35:28
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† Raja is a dead foot problems Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2013-01-12 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka, . Official death reason described as foot abcess.


Raja was born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location.

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Raja is blind, and is therefore not taken for baths together with the rest of the Pinnawela elephants. He went blind following an attack by a hunter at Galenbindunuwewa and was taken to Pinnawala.

2013-01-12: died.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Raja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 December 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1828. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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