Ashokamala an Asian elephant at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Ashokamala
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 22 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage
ArrivalPinnawala elephant orphanage
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) 2007-10-00
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Born:* 1998-08-07 captive-born
in Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Parents: Neela x Komali (Komalee)
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
Ashokamalas pedigree:
P I II III

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Komali (Komalee)

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Document updated2012-02-09: In Pinnawela
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

Koehl, D., (2020). Ashokamala, an Asian at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 October 2020 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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