Raju
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka

♂ Raju

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 15 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2006 captive-born
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: x ♀ Punchi
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

2009-07-27Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Record history
History of updates2009-08-04: birth year
2010-08-31: corrected mother

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


Raju is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, in Sri Lanka.

Raju arrived in 2009-07-27 to the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, relocated from the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Raju lives together with 7 other elephants at the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth:
  1. Abhaya born 2010
  2. Gagana born 2011-03-05
  3. Indi Raja born 1980
  4. Nadungamuwa Raja born ~1953
  5. Raja
  6. Senarath born 2004-09-13
  7. Sindhu born 2006


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

Origin


Raju was born captive-born 2006 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Parentage


Parents of Raju are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Punchi (mother).

Pedigree


Rajus ancestral Pedigree:
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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Raju, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4789. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories2006 births | With Pedigree | Elephants from Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth | Sri Lanka | Asian elephants


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