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

♀ Ashokamala

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 23 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 updates2012-02-09: In Pinnawela

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

Location


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.

Ashokamala lives together with 71 other elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage:
  1. 1. ♀ Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. 2. ♀ Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  3. 3. ♀ Anusha born 1949
  4. 4. ♂ Asela born 2007?
  5. 5. ♀ Bharathi born 2007
  6. 6. ⚪ Binuki born 2011
  7. 7. ♂ Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  8. 8. ♂ Charaka born 2006-00-00
  9. 9. ♀ Dinuda born 2009-05-24
  10. 10. ⚪ Diula
  11. 11. ⚪ Elvina born 2011
  12. 12. ♂ Haritha
  13. 13. ♂ Isira born 2011
  14. 14. ♂ Jadura born 1966?
  15. 15. ♂ Jayathu
  16. 16. ♂ Kadol born 2011
  17. 17. ♀ Kamani
  18. 18. ♂ Kanaka born 2009-05-24
  19. 19. ♂ Kandula III (Bibile)
  20. 20. ♀ Kiriya III (Kira)
  21. 21. ♀ Komali (Komalee) born 1971
  22. 22. ♂ Kora Aliya
  23. 23. ♀ Kumari born 1965
  24. 24. ♂ Mahasen born 2004-11-26
  25. 25. ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  26. 26. ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  27. 27. ♀ Mayuri born 1983
  28. 28. ♂ Meega
  29. 29. ♀ Meena
  30. 30. ♀ Menika born 1989-08-14
  31. 31. ♀ Menika II
  32. 32. ♀ Mihiri born 2005
  33. 33. ♀ Nandi born 2011
  34. 34. ♂ Nandimithra born 1995-09-27
  35. 35. ♂ Neela born 1964
  36. 36. ♀ Nikini II
  37. 37. ♀ Ninja born 1985
  38. 38. ♀ Noni
  39. 39. ♀ Pali born 2003
  40. 40. ♂ Pandu born 2005-08-00
  41. 41. ♀ Punchi
  42. 42. ♀ Ramiya
  43. 43. ♀ Randivi
  44. 44. ♂ Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  45. 45. ♀ Rejina born 1982
  46. 46. ♀ Sama
  47. 47. ♀ Sama I born 1987-12-18
  48. 48. ♂ Sampath (Sumpath) born 1952
  49. 49. ♀ Sandalee (Sandali)
  50. 50. ♀ Sapumali born 1997
  51. 51. ♀ Shanthi
  52. 52. ♀ Shermi
  53. 53. ♀ Sukumali born 1984-07-05
  54. 54. ♀ Surangie
  55. 55. ♂ Suranimala
  56. 56. ♀ Thammenna
  57. 57. ♀ Thilaka
  58. 58. ⚪ Thilamalai
  59. 59. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  60. 60. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  61. 61. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  62. 62. ⚪ unknown born 2010
  63. 63. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  64. 64. ⚪ unknown
  65. 65. ♂ Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  66. 66. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  67. 67. ⚪ unnamed born 2021-09-11
  68. 68. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  69. 69. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  70. 70. ♀ Uthpala born 1999-08-06
  71. 71. ♂ Wasamba born 1999-02-09


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

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 (Kandula VI)
  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, (2021). Ashokamala, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2021 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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