Mahaweli (Mahavali) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Mahaweli (Mahavali)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage
ArrivalPinnawala elephant orphanage
Born:* 1981 wild Sri Lanka
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1999-12-07 Buwaneka
  2. (F) 2004-10-17 Janita (Janitha), EEP nr: 200411
Document updated2010-09-08: 
name from the river she was caught in.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Mahaweli (Mahavali), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1840. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Wayne Jackson, Canada
  • 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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