Sanka I (Big Sankar) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

☨ Sanka I (Big Sankar)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 846 Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 849 maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1999-05-14
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage
ArrivalPinnawala elephant orphanage
Born:*
Document updated2012-01-30: 

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Sanka I (Big Sankar), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1856. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • 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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