Kamala
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States

Biography
♀ Kamala
Kamala. Calgary Zoo 03/2009. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft
Kamala. Calgary Zoo 03/2009. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft

Identification

SSP nr145

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1975-09-00 wild
Birth place:
Imported:1976
Offspring
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1986-08-11
(dead † 2015-10-22)
Calvin (Chanda) EEP id: 8612 SSP id: 147

2. Born 1990-07-14 Maharani (Rani) SSP id: 307
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States

Date of arrival

2014-05-22Smithsonian National Zoological Park
from Calgary Zoo

1976-05-25Calgary Zoo
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

1976-00-00Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage

1975-00-00Pinnawala elephant orphanage
from Yala Ruhunu National Park

Record history
History of updates2021-07-29

Latest document update2020-10-19 03:38:43
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Biography


Kamala is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States.

Kamala arrived in 2014-05-22 to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, relocated from the Calgary Zoo, in Canada.


Social

Kamala lives together with 6 other elephants at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Bozie born 1975
  2. Maharani (Rani) born 1990-07-14
  3. Nhi Linh born 2013-08-10
  4. Spike (Ganesha) born 1981-07-02
  5. Swarna born 1975
  6. Trong Nhi born 2003-05-13

Offspring


  1. (M) 1986-08-11 -- † 2015-10-22 Calvin (Chanda) EEP id: 8612 SSP id: 147
  2. (F) 1990-07-14 Maharani (Rani) SSP id: 307


Origin

Kamala was born wild 1975-09-00. and imported 1976


Comments / pictures

Orphaned and brought to Pinnawela elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Kamala, Swarna and a bull who died in 1991, Bandara, all arrived at the Calgary Zoo in May 1976 from the Sri Lanka National Zoo.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Kamala, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=437. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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