Esala
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Polwatte temple in Sri Lanka

♂ Esala

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 29 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1993-07-01 captive-born
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: Vijaya x ♀ Kumari
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Polwatte temple, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

2002-07-11Polwatte temple
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Record history
History of updates2008-12-25:location from
2012-01-30: birth date
2012-02-01: alt name
2018-05-17: removed alt name Asela, different elephant

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


Esala is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Polwatte temple, in Sri Lanka.

Esala arrived in 2002-07-11 to the Polwatte temple, relocated from the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

In Polwatte temple, Esala lives as single living elephant at this location

Origin


Esala was born captive-born 1993-07-01 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Parentage


Parents of Esala are: ♂ Vijaya (father) and ♀ Kumari (mother).

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

Pedigree


Esalas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Esala

Sire (f):
Vijaya

Born: 1963

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Dame m:
Kumari

Born: 1965

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Comments / pictures

2012: Present as nr 2. at 33rd Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Esala, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Polwatte temple in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 August 2022 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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