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

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

Identification

SSP nr146

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1975 wild
Birth place:
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)

Record history
History of updates2009-02-01: Previous locations, Management, Text
2009-03-01: Text
2009-03-04: Image
2014-05-22: transfer

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


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

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

Swarna lives together with 4 other elephants at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park:
  1. Bozie born 1975
  2. Kamala born 1975-09-00
  3. Maharani (Rani) born 1990-07-14
  4. Spike (Ganesha) born 1981-07-02


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Origin


Swarna was born wild 1975.


Comments / pictures

Swarna was a wild born orphan 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.

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Swarna, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=438. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1975 births | Born in Sri Lanka | Elephants from Smithsonian National Zoological Park | United States | Asian elephants


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