Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sukumali at Pinnawala elephant orphanage


♀ Sukumali

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 37 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1984-07-05 captive-born , number 1
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: Vijaya x ♀ Kumari
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 1997-02-07 Arjuna (Kandula VI)

2. Born 2001 Kema (Khema)

3. Born 2004-09-13 Senarath
Locations
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1984-07-05Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Document updated2009-08-01: changed birth date
2012-01-30: first baby in PEO
2020-11-15: Birth nr 1 added
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Description

Location


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

Sukumali arrived Pinnawala elephant orphanage 1984-07-05,

In Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Sukumali lives together with 68 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. ,
  3. Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  4. ,
  5. Anusha born 1949
  6. ,
  7. Asela born 2007?
  8. ,
  9. Ashokamala born 1998-08-07
  10. ,
  11. Bharathi born 2007
  12. ,
  13. Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  14. ,
  15. Charaka born 2006-00-00
  16. ,
  17. Dinuda born 2009-05-24
  18. ,
  19. Diula
  20. ,
  21. Haritha
  22. ,
  23. Isira born 2011
  24. ,
  25. Jadura born 1966?
  26. ,
  27. Jayathu
  28. ,
  29. Kadol born 2011
  30. ,
  31. Kamani
  32. ,
  33. Kanaka born 2009-05-24
  34. ,
  35. Kandula III (Bibile)
  36. ,
  37. Kiriya III (Kira)
  38. ,
  39. Komali (Komalee) born 1971
  40. ,
  41. Kora Aliya
  42. ,
  43. Kumari born 1965
  44. ,
  45. Mahasen born 2004-11-26
  46. ,
  47. Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  48. ,
  49. Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  50. ,
  51. Mayuri born 1983
  52. ,
  53. Meega
  54. ,
  55. Meena
  56. ,
  57. Menika born 1989-08-14
  58. ,
  59. Menika II
  60. ,
  61. Mihiri born 2005
  62. ,
  63. Nandi born 2011
  64. ,
  65. Nandimithra born 1995-09-27
  66. ,
  67. Neela born 1964
  68. ,
  69. Nikini II
  70. ,
  71. Ninja born 1985
  72. ,
  73. Noni
  74. ,
  75. Pali born 2003
  76. ,
  77. Pandu born 2005-08-00
  78. ,
  79. Punchi
  80. ,
  81. Ramiya
  82. ,
  83. Randivi
  84. ,
  85. Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  86. ,
  87. Rejina (Rajina) born 1982
  88. ,
  89. Sama
  90. ,
  91. Sama I born 1987-12-18
  92. ,
  93. Sampath (Sumpath) born 1952
  94. ,
  95. Sandalee (Sandali)
  96. ,
  97. Sapumali born 1997
  98. ,
  99. Shanthi
  100. ,
  101. Shermi
  102. ,
  103. Surangie (Suranganee)
  104. ,
  105. Suranimala
  106. ,
  107. Thammenna
  108. ,
  109. Thilaka
  110. ,
  111. Thilamalai
  112. ,
  113. unknown born 2011
  114. ,
  115. unknown born 2011
  116. ,
  117. unknown born 2010
  118. ,
  119. unknown born 2011
  120. ,
  121. unknown
  122. ,
  123. unknown born 2011
  124. ,
  125. unknown born 2011
  126. ,
  127. unknown born 2011
  128. ,
  129. Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  130. ,
  131. Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  132. ,
  133. Uthpala born 1999-08-06
  134. ,
  135. Wasamba born 1999-02-09
  136. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (M) 1997-02-07 Arjuna (Kandula VI)
  2. (F) 2001 Kema (Khema)
  3. (M) 2004-09-13 Senarath

Origin


Sukumali was born captive-born as birth number 1 1984-07-05 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Parentage


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


Siblings through the father Vijaya:

  1. 1987-12-18(F) Sama I
  2. 1989-08-16(M) Rangiri
  3. 1993-07-01(M) Esala
  4. 1994-04-16(F) Amali

Siblings through the mother Kumari:

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

Pedigree


Sukumalis ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Sukumali

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Vijaya

Born: 1963
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Sukumali was the first captive born baby elephant in Pinnawala.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Sukumali, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1833. (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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