Arjuna (Kandula VI) an Asian elephant at Matara Weherahena temple

Arjuna (Kandula VI)
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 23 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Matara Weherahena temple
ArrivalMatara Weherahena temple
from Pinnawala elephant safari
Pinnawala elephant safari 2009-06-00
from Panagoda army camp
Panagoda army camp 2001-00-00
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Born:* 1997-02-07 captive-born
in Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Parents: Neela x Sukumali
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. 1998-01-29(M) Salia (Saliya)
  7. 1998-08-07(F) Ashokamala
  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 Sukumali:
  1. 2001(F) Kema (Khema)
  2. 2004-09-13(M) Senarath
Arjuna (Kandula VI)s pedigree:
P I II III

Arjuna (Kandula VI)

Sire:
Neela

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Dame:
Sukumali

Sire:
Vijaya
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Kumari
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Document updated2012-01-30: birth date, corr father
2012-01-31: transfered
The first second generation elephant born in Pinnawela.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Arjuna (Kandula VI), an Asian at Matara Weherahena temple in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1850. (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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