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

♂ Nandimithra නන්දිමිත්‍රර
Local name: නන්දිමිත්‍රර

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 26 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1995-09-27 captive-born
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: Neela x ♀ Rejina
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

1995-09-27Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Record history
History of updates2012-01-30: 

Latest document update2021-08-27 17:46:26
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Biography

Location


Nandimithra (local name:නන්දිමිත්‍රර ) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Nandimithra arrived in 1995-09-27 to the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Nandimithra lives together with 71 other elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage:

  1. 1. ♀ Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. 2. ♀ Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  3. 3. ♀ Anusha born 1949
  4. 4. ♂ Asela born 2007?
  5. 5. ♀ Ashokamala born 1998-08-07
  6. 6. ♀ Bharathi born 2007
  7. 7. ⚪ Binuki born 2011
  8. 8. ♂ Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  9. 9. ♂ Charaka born 2006-00-00
  10. 10. ♀ Dinuda born 2009-05-24
  11. 11. ⚪ Diula
  12. 12. ⚪ Elvina born 2011
  13. 13. ♂ Haritha
  14. 14. ♂ Isira born 2011
  15. 15. ♂ Jadura born 1966?
  16. 16. ♂ Jayathu
  17. 17. ♂ Kadol born 2011
  18. 18. ♀ Kamani
  19. 19. ♂ Kanaka born 2009-05-24
  20. 20. ♂ Kandula III (Bibile)
  21. 21. ♀ Kiriya III (Kira)
  22. 22. ♀ Komali (Komalee) born 1971
  23. 23. ♂ Kora Aliya
  24. 24. ♀ Kumari born 1965
  25. 25. ♂ Mahasen born 2004-11-26
  26. 26. ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  27. 27. ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  28. 28. ♀ Mayuri born 1983
  29. 29. ♂ Meega
  30. 30. ♀ Meena
  31. 31. ♀ Menika born 1989-08-14
  32. 32. ♀ Menika II
  33. 33. ♀ Mihiri born 2005
  34. 34. ♀ Nandi born 2011
  35. 35. ♂ Neela born 1964
  36. 36. ♀ Nikini II
  37. 37. ♀ Ninja born 1985
  38. 38. ♀ Noni
  39. 39. ♀ Pali born 2003
  40. 40. ♂ Pandu born 2005-08-00
  41. 41. ♀ Punchi
  42. 42. ♀ Ramiya
  43. 43. ♀ Randivi
  44. 44. ♂ Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  45. 45. ♀ Rejina born 1982
  46. 46. ♀ Sama
  47. 47. ♀ Sama I born 1987-12-18
  48. 48. ♂ Sampath (Sumpath) born 1952
  49. 49. ♀ Sandalee (Sandali)
  50. 50. ♀ Sapumali born 1997
  51. 51. ♀ Shanthi
  52. 52. ♀ Shermi
  53. 53. ♀ Sukumali born 1984-07-05
  54. 54. ♀ Surangie
  55. 55. ♂ Suranimala
  56. 56. ♀ Thammenna
  57. 57. ♀ Thilaka
  58. 58. ⚪ Thilamalai
  59. 59. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  60. 60. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  61. 61. ⚪ unknown born 2010
  62. 62. ⚪ unknown
  63. 63. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  64. 64. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  65. 65. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  66. 66. ♂ Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  67. 67. ⚪ unnamed born 2021-09-11
  68. 68. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  69. 69. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  70. 70. ♀ Uthpala born 1999-08-06
  71. 71. ♂ Wasamba born 1999-02-09


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Origin


Nandimithra was born captive-born 1995-09-27 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Parentage


Parents of Nandimithra are: ♂ Neela (father) and ♀ Rejina (mother).

Siblings through the father Neela:

  1. 1989-08-14(F) Menika
  2. 1993-11-15(F) Anuradhika
  3. 1994-04-10(M) Aruna
  4. 1995-10-27(M) Isuru
  5. 1997-02-07(M) Arjuna (Kandula VI)
  6. 1998-01-29(M) Salia (Saliya)
  7. 1998-08-07(F) Ashokamala
  8. 1999-02-09(M) Wasamba
  9. 1999-08-06(F) Uthpala
  10. 2000-06-04(M) Pinnawala
  11. 2001-06-23(M) Migara
  12. 2001-10-11(F) Anula (Anura)
  13. 2003(F) Pali
  14. 2007(F) Bharathi

Siblings through the mother Rejina:

  1. 1999-08-06(F) Uthpala
  2. 2004-05-10(M) Kosala (Kosara)
  3. 2011() Binuki
  4. 2021-09-11() unnamed

Pedigree


Nandimithras ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

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Neela

Born: 1964

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Rejina

Born: 1982

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Comments / pictures

Whan bathing in the river, Nandimithra can be seen on some distance away from the rest of the herd, chained to an anchor point.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Nandimithra, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1835. (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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