Kelaniya (Atlas)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara temple in Sri Lanka

♂ Kelaniya (Atlas)
At Victoria Park during the 33rd Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo
At Victoria Park during the 33rd Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 9 years old (estimated age)
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2013? wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara temple, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara temple
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage

2009-01-11Pinnawala elephant orphanage
from Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home

Record history
History of updates2009-01-17: birth country
2012-01-31: transfered
2012-02-08: new name, picture

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

Location


Kelaniya (Atlas) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara temple, in Sri Lanka.

Kelaniya (Atlas) arrived to the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara temple unknown date, relocated from the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Kelaniya (Atlas) lives together with 1 other elephants at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara temple:
  1. Kelanyi Kandula born 1990

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Origin


Kelaniya (Atlas) was born wild 2013?.


Comments / pictures

2012: Present at 33rd Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kelaniya (Atlas), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara temple in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3900. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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