Sukumali an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Sukumali
ID Number:Local id Number: 1 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 36 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage
ArrivalPinnawala elephant orphanage 1984-07-05
Born:* 1984-07-05 captive-born
in Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Parents: Vijaya x Kumari
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1997-02-07 Arjuna (Kandula VI)
  2. (F) 2001 Kema (Khema)
  3. (M) 2004-09-13 Senarath
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
Sukumalis pedigree:
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Document updated2009-08-01: changed birth date
2012-01-30: first baby in PEO
Sukumali was the first captive born baby elephant in Pinnawala.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Sukumali, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 October 2020 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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