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

Biography
♀ Kumari

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 59 years old
Status:orphan
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1965 wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Offspring
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 1984-07-05 Sukumali

2. Born 1989-07-11
(dead † 1991-05-18)
Vikum

3. Born 1993-07-01 Esala

4. Born 2005
(dead † 2018-08-05)
Gajaba
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

1975-01-00Pinnawala elephant orphanage
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

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

Bentota Tourist Complex elephant orphanage
from Wilpattu elephant orphanage

Record history
History of updates2024-06-27: naming of babies b 2010 and 2011
2024-06-30: more sources added

Latest document update2023-08-31 13:41:11
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Biography


Kumari is a living orphan Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Kumari arrived in 1975-01-00 to the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, relocated from the Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo), in Sri Lanka.


Social

Kumari lives together with 66 other elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 5. ♀ Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. 6. ♀ Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  3. 7. ♀ Ashokamala born 1998-08-07
  4. 8. ♀ Bharathi born 2007
  5. 9. ⚪ Binuki born 2011
  6. 10. ♂ Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  7. 11. ♂ Charaka born 2006-00-00
  8. 12. ♀ Dinuda born 2009-05-24
  9. 13. ♂ Disa (twin) born 2021-08-31
  10. 14. ⚪ Diula
  11. 15. ⚪ Elvina born 2011
  12. 16. ♂ Haritha
  13. 17. ♂ Jadura born 1966?
  14. 18. ♂ Jayathu
  15. 19. ♂ Kadol born 2011
  16. 20. ♀ Kamani
  17. 21. ♂ Kanaka born 2009-05-24
  18. 22. ♂ Kandula III (Bibile)
  19. 23. ♀ Kiriya III (Kira)
  20. 24. ♀ Komali (Komalee) born 1971
  21. 25. ♂ Kora Aliya
  22. 26. ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  23. 27. ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  24. 28. ♀ Mayuri born 1983
  25. 29. ♂ Meega
  26. 30. ♀ Meena
  27. 31. ♀ Menika born 1989-08-14
  28. 32. ♀ Menika II
  29. 33. ♀ Nandi born 2011
  30. 34. ♂ Nandimithra born 1995-09-27
  31. 35. ♂ Neela born 1964
  32. 36. ♀ Nikini II
  33. 37. ♀ Ninja born 1985
  34. 38. ♀ Noni
  35. 39. ♀ Pali born 2003
  36. 40. ♂ Pandu born 2005-08-00
  37. 41. ♀ Punchi
  38. 42. ♀ Ramiya
  39. 43. ♀ Randivi
  40. 44. ♂ Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  41. 45. ♀ Rejina born 1982
  42. 46. ♂ Sajjana (twin) born 2021-08-31
  43. 47. ♀ Sama
  44. 48. ♀ Sama I born 1987-12-18
  45. 49. ♀ Sandalee (Sandali)
  46. 50. ♀ Sapumali born 1997
  47. 51. ♀ Shanthi
  48. 52. ♀ Shermi
  49. 53. ♀ Sukumali born 1984-07-05
  50. 54. ♀ Surangie
  51. 55. ♂ Suranimala
  52. 56. ♀ Thammenna
  53. 57. ♀ Thilaka
  54. 58. ⚪ Thilamalai
  55. 59. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  56. 60. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  57. 61. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  58. 62. ⚪ unknown born 2010
  59. 63. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  60. 64. ⚪ unknown born 2011-00-00
  61. 65. ⚪ unnamed born 2021-09-11
  62. 66. ⚪ Unnamed born 2024-03-20
  63. 67. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  64. 68. ♂ Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  65. 69. ♀ Uthpala born 1999-08-06
  66. 70. ♂ Wasamba born 1999-02-09

Offspring


  1. (F) 1984-07-05 Sukumali
  2. (M) 1989-07-11 -- † 1991-05-18 Vikum
  3. (M) 1993-07-01 Esala
  4. (M) 2005 -- † 2018-08-05 Gajaba


Origin

Kumari was born wild 1965 at Sri Lanka unspecified location.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Kumari, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1832. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • 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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