Salia (Saliya) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Salia (Saliya) at Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya

Salia (Saliya)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 22 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya
ArrivalKataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya 2003-05-16
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Born:* 1998-01-29 captive-born
in Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Parents: Neela x Mathali (Mathalee)
Siblings through the father Neela:
  1. 1989-08-14(F) Menika
  2. 1993-11-15(F) Anuradhika
  3. 1994-04-10(M) Aruna
  4. 1995-09-27(M) Nandimithra
  5. 1995-10-27(M) Isuru
  6. 1997-02-07(M) Arjuna (Kandula VI)
  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 Mathali (Mathalee):
  1. 1987-12-18(F) Sama I
  2. 1994-04-16(F) Amali
  3. 2000-06-04(M) Pinnawala
  4. 2005(F) Madhavi
Salia (Saliya)s pedigree:
P I II III

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Mathali (Mathalee)

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Document updated2012-01-30: 

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Salia (Saliya), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1837. (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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