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

Biography
♀ Ashokamala

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 26 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1998-08-07 captive-born
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: Neela x ♀ Komali (Komalee)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

Pinnawala elephant orphanage
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

2007-10-00Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Record history
History of updates2024-03-23:

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography


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

Ashokamala arrived to the Pinnawala elephant orphanage unknown date, relocated from the Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo), in Sri Lanka.


Social

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

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♀ Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. 2. ♀ Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  3. 3. ♀ Anusha
  4. 4. ♀ Bharathi born 2007
  5. 5. ⚪ Binuki born 2011
  6. 6. ♂ Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  7. 7. ♂ Charaka born 2006-00-00
  8. 8. ♀ Dinuda born 2009-05-24
  9. 9. ⚪ Diula
  10. 10. ⚪ Elvina born 2011
  11. 11. ♂ Haritha
  12. 12. ♂ Isira born 2011
  13. 13. ♂ Jadura born 1966?
  14. 14. ♂ Jayathu
  15. 15. ♂ Kadol born 2011
  16. 16. ♀ Kamani
  17. 17. ♂ Kanaka born 2009-05-24
  18. 18. ♂ Kandula III (Bibile)
  19. 19. ♀ Kiriya III (Kira)
  20. 20. ♀ Komali (Komalee) born 1971
  21. 21. ♂ Kora Aliya
  22. 22. ♀ Kumari born 1965
  23. 23. ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  24. 24. ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  25. 25. ♀ Mayuri born 1983
  26. 26. ♂ Meega
  27. 27. ♀ Meena
  28. 28. ♀ Menika born 1989-08-14
  29. 29. ♀ Menika II
  30. 30. ♀ Nandi born 2011
  31. 31. ♂ Nandimithra born 1995-09-27
  32. 32. ♂ Neela born 1964
  33. 33. ♀ Nikini II
  34. 34. ♀ Ninja born 1985
  35. 35. ♀ Noni
  36. 36. ♀ Pali born 2003
  37. 37. ♂ Pandu born 2005-08-00
  38. 38. ♀ Punchi
  39. 39. ♀ Ramiya
  40. 40. ♀ Randivi
  41. 41. ♂ Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  42. 42. ♀ Rejina born 1982
  43. 43. ♀ Sama
  44. 44. ♀ Sama I born 1987-12-18
  45. 45. ♂ Sampath
  46. 46. ♀ Sandalee (Sandali)
  47. 47. ♀ Sapumali born 1997
  48. 48. ♀ Shanthi
  49. 49. ♀ Shermi
  50. 50. ♀ Sukumali born 1984-07-05
  51. 51. ♀ Surangie
  52. 52. ♂ Suranimala
  53. 53. ♀ Thammenna
  54. 54. ♀ Thilaka
  55. 55. ⚪ Thilamalai
  56. 56. ⚪ unknown
  57. 57. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  58. 58. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  59. 59. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  60. 60. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  61. 61. ⚪ unknown born 2010
  62. 62. ♂ Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  63. 63. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  64. 64. ⚪ unnamed born 2021-09-11
  65. 65. ⚪ Unnamed born 2024-03-20
  66. 66. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  67. 67. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  68. 68. ♀ Uthpala born 1999-08-06
  69. 69. ♂ Wasamba born 1999-02-09


Origin

Ashokamala was born captive-born 1998-08-07 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Parentage


Parents of Ashokamala are: ♂ Neela (father) and ♀ Komali (Komalee) (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. 1995-09-27(M) Nandimithra
  5. 1995-10-27(M) Isuru
  6. 1997-02-07(M) Arjuna
  7. 1998-01-29(M) Salia (Saliya)
  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 Komali (Komalee):

  1. 1989-08-14(F) Menika
  2. 1994-04-10(M) Aruna

Pedigree


Ashokamalas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Ashokamala

Sire (f):
Neela

Born: 1964

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Dame m:
Komali (Komalee)

Born: 1971

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Comments / pictures

2007-10-17: Ashokamala is bound for transport to Armenia.
2007-10-31: A sigh of relief for 'Asokamala': The Supreme Court today issued an order not to transfer nine-year-old female elephant "Asokamala" to the Yerevan Zoo in Armenia.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Ashokamala, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1849. (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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