Kema (Khema)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) in Sri Lanka

♀ Kema (Khema)

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 20 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2001 captive-born
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: x ♀ Sukumali
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo), in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

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

Record history
History of updates2012-01-29: 

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

Location


Kema (Khema) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo), in Sri Lanka.

Kema (Khema) arrived to the Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) unknown date, relocated from the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Kema (Khema) lives together with 6 other elephants at the Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo):
  1. Bandula (Bandoola) born 1949
  2. Devi
  3. Indi born 1978
  4. Madhavi born 2005
  5. Namalee
  6. Trinki born 2011-03-17


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

Origin


Kema (Khema) was born captive-born 2001 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Parentage


Parents of Kema (Khema) are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Sukumali (mother).

Siblings through the mother Sukumali:

  1. 1997-02-07(M) Arjuna (Kandula VI)
  2. 2004-09-13(M) Senarath

Pedigree


Kema (Khema)s ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Kema (Khema)

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Dame m:
Sukumali

Born: 1984-07-05

Sire mf:
Vijaya

Born: 1963
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Kumari

Born: 1965
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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kema (Khema), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4767. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories2001 births | With Pedigree | Elephants from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) | Sri Lanka | Asian elephants


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