Esala an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Polwatte temple

Esala
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 27 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Polwatte temple
ArrivalPolwatte temple 2002-07-11
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Born:* 1993-07-01 captive-born
in Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Parents: Vijaya x Kumari
Siblings through the father Vijaya:
  1. 1984-07-05(F) Sukumali
  2. 1987-12-18(F) Sama I
  3. 1989-08-16(M) Rangiri
  4. 1994-04-16(F) Amali
Siblings through the mother Kumari:
  1. 1984-07-05(F) Sukumali
  2. 1989-07-11 -- † 1991-05-18 (M) Vikum
  3. 2005 -- † 2018-08-05 (M) Gajaba
Esalas pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2008-12-25:location from
2012-01-30: birth date
2012-02-01: alt name
2018-05-17: removed alt name Asela, different elephant
2012: Present as nr 2. at 33rd Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Esala, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Polwatte temple in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1831. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

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