Sama I
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka

Biography
♀ Sama I

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 37 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1987-12-18 captive-born , number 2
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: Vijaya x ♀ Mathali (Mathalee)
Offspring
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2001-10-11 Anula (Anura)

2. Born 2006-07-04 Tharindu
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

1987-12-18Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Record history
History of updates2024-03-23:

Latest document update2020-11-15 13:19:50
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Biography


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

Sama I arrived in 1987-12-18 to the Pinnawala elephant orphanage,

Social

Sama I lives together with 69 other elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 3. ♀ Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. 4. ♀ Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  3. 5. ♀ Anusha
  4. 6. ♀ Ashokamala born 1998-08-07
  5. 7. ♀ Bharathi born 2007
  6. 8. ⚪ Binuki born 2011
  7. 9. ♂ Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  8. 10. ♂ Charaka born 2006-00-00
  9. 11. ♀ Dinuda born 2009-05-24
  10. 12. ⚪ Diula
  11. 13. ⚪ Elvina born 2011
  12. 14. ♂ Haritha
  13. 15. ♂ Isira born 2011
  14. 16. ♂ Jadura born 1966?
  15. 17. ♂ Jayathu
  16. 18. ♂ Kadol born 2011
  17. 19. ♀ Kamani
  18. 20. ♂ Kanaka born 2009-05-24
  19. 21. ♂ Kandula III (Bibile)
  20. 22. ♀ Kiriya III (Kira)
  21. 23. ♀ Komali (Komalee) born 1971
  22. 24. ♂ Kora Aliya
  23. 25. ♀ Kumari born 1965
  24. 26. ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  25. 27. ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  26. 28. ♀ Mayuri born 1983
  27. 29. ♂ Meega
  28. 30. ♀ Meena
  29. 31. ♀ Menika born 1989-08-14
  30. 32. ♀ Menika II
  31. 33. ♀ Nandi born 2011
  32. 34. ♂ Nandimithra born 1995-09-27
  33. 35. ♂ Neela born 1964
  34. 36. ♀ Nikini II
  35. 37. ♀ Ninja born 1985
  36. 38. ♀ Noni
  37. 39. ♀ Pali born 2003
  38. 40. ♂ Pandu born 2005-08-00
  39. 41. ♀ Punchi
  40. 42. ♀ Ramiya
  41. 43. ♀ Randivi
  42. 44. ♂ Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  43. 45. ♀ Rejina born 1982
  44. 46. ♀ Sama
  45. 47. ♂ Sampath
  46. 48. ♀ Sandalee (Sandali)
  47. 49. ♀ Sapumali born 1997
  48. 50. ♀ Shanthi
  49. 51. ♀ Shermi
  50. 52. ♀ Sukumali born 1984-07-05
  51. 53. ♀ Surangie
  52. 54. ♂ Suranimala
  53. 55. ♀ Thammenna
  54. 56. ♀ Thilaka
  55. 57. ⚪ Thilamalai
  56. 58. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  57. 59. ⚪ unknown born 2010
  58. 60. ⚪ unknown
  59. 61. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  60. 62. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  61. 63. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  62. 64. ♂ Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  63. 65. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  64. 66. ⚪ unnamed born 2021-09-11
  65. 67. ⚪ Unnamed born 2024-03-20
  66. 68. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  67. 69. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  68. 70. ♀ Uthpala born 1999-08-06
  69. 71. ♂ Wasamba born 1999-02-09

Offspring


  1. (F) 2001-10-11 Anula (Anura)
  2. (M) 2006-07-04 Tharindu


Origin

Sama I was born captive-born as birth number 2 1987-12-18 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Parentage


Parents of Sama I are: ♂ Vijaya (father) and ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) (mother).

Siblings through the father Vijaya:

  1. 1984-07-05(F) Sukumali
  2. 1989-08-16(M) Rangiri
  3. 1993-07-01(M) Esala
  4. 1994-04-16(F) Amali

Siblings through the mother Mathali (Mathalee):

  1. 1994-04-16(F) Amali
  2. 1998-01-29(M) Salia (Saliya)
  3. 2000-06-04(M) Pinnawala
  4. 2005(F) Madhavi

Pedigree


Sama Is ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Sama I

Sire (f):
Vijaya

Born: 1963

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Dame m:
Mathali (Mathalee)

Born: 1970

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Comments / pictures

Sama was the second captive born elephant in Pinnawala.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Sama I, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1846. (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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