Swarna an Asian elephant at Smithsonian National Zoological Park

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


SSP nr146


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1975 wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2014-05-22Smithsonian National Zoological Park
from Calgary Zoo
Calgary Zoo 1976-05-25
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Document updated2009-02-01: Previous locations, Management, Text
2009-03-01: Text
2009-03-04: Image
2014-05-22: transfer
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Swarna is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States.

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

In Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Swarna lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Bozie born 1975
  2. ,
  3. Kamala born 1975-09-00
  4. ,
  5. Maharani (Rani) born 1990-07-14
  6. ,
  7. Spike (Ganesha) born 1981-07-02
  8. , (see detailed list).


Swarna was born wild 1975.

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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.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Swarna, an Asian elephant at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=438. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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