Sama I an Asian elephant at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Sama I
ID nr:Local id Number: 2 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 33 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage
ArrivalPinnawala elephant orphanage 1987-12-18
Born:* 1987-12-18 captive-born
in Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Parents: Vijaya x Mathali (Mathalee)
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 2001-10-11 Anula (Anura)
  2. (M) 2006-07-04 Tharindu
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
Sama Is pedigree:
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Document updated2012-01-30: birth date
Sama was the second captive born elephant in Pinnawala.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Sama I, an Asian at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 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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