Skanda an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth

☨ Skanda
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 61 years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1986,
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
ArrivalKandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth 1937-07-31
from Tikiri Bandara Mampitiya
Born:* wild
Capture: 1925,
Document updated2009-07-29: transfer 1937
2009-07-29: death year
2018-05-16: corr name Skanda
Most of the times Raja carried the sacred casket at the annual perahera in Kandy flanked by Skanda and another tusker elephant. Sometimes Skanda too carried the casket

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Koehl, D., (2020). Skanda, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4756. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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