Kamala an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Kamala at Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Kamala. Calgary Zoo 03/2009. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft
ID nr:   SSP Number: 145 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 45 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park
ArrivalSmithsonian National Zoological Park 2014-05-22
from Calgary Zoo
Calgary Zoo 1976-05-25
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) 1976-00-00
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Pinnawala elephant orphanage 1975-00-00
from Yala Ruhunu National Park
Born:* 1975-09-00 wild Sri Lanka
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1986-08-11 -- † 2015-10-22 Calvin (Chanda), EEP nr: 8612, SSP nr: 147
  2. (F) 1990-07-14 Maharani (Rani), SSP nr: 307
Document updated2009-02-28: Text

2009-03-04: Image

2014-05-22: transfer
2018-10-05: link to EleWiki submitted
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

Koehl, D., (2020). Kamala, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=437. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Brent Van Hooft, Elephant Keeper Calgary Zoo
  • Kathleen Hewitt, Calgary Zoo

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