Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Kanaka at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

♂ Kanaka

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 12 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2009-05-24 captive-born , number 50
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: Jayathu x ♀ Surangie
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

2009-05-24Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Record history
History of updates2012-02-01: 
2020-11-15: Birth nr 50 added

Latest document update2020-11-15 13:19:10
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Description

Location


Kanaka is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Kanaka arrived Pinnawala elephant orphanage 2009-05-24,

In Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Kanaka lives together with 71 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. 1. ♀ Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. ,   
  3. 2. ♀ Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  4. ,   
  5. 3. ♀ Anusha born 1949
  6. ,   
  7. 4. ♂ Asela born 2007?
  8. ,   
  9. 5. ♀ Ashokamala born 1998-08-07
  10. ,   
  11. 6. ♀ Bharathi born 2007
  12. ,   
  13. 7. ⚪ Binuki born 2011
  14. ,   
  15. 8. ♂ Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  16. ,   
  17. 9. ♂ Charaka born 2006-00-00
  18. ,   
  19. 10. ♀ Dinuda born 2009-05-24
  20. ,   
  21. 11. ⚪ Diula
  22. ,   
  23. 12. ⚪ Elvina born 2011
  24. ,   
  25. 13. ♂ Haritha
  26. ,   
  27. 14. ♂ Isira born 2011
  28. ,   
  29. 15. ♂ Jadura born 1966?
  30. ,   
  31. 16. ♂ Jayathu
  32. ,   
  33. 17. ♂ Kadol born 2011
  34. ,   
  35. 18. ♀ Kamani
  36. ,   
  37. 19. ♂ Kandula III (Bibile)
  38. ,   
  39. 20. ♀ Kiriya III (Kira)
  40. ,   
  41. 21. ♀ Komali (Komalee) born 1971
  42. ,   
  43. 22. ♂ Kora Aliya
  44. ,   
  45. 23. ♀ Kumari born 1965
  46. ,   
  47. 24. ♂ Mahasen born 2004-11-26
  48. ,   
  49. 25. ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  50. ,   
  51. 26. ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  52. ,   
  53. 27. ♀ Mayuri born 1983
  54. ,   
  55. 28. ♂ Meega
  56. ,   
  57. 29. ♀ Meena
  58. ,   
  59. 30. ♀ Menika born 1989-08-14
  60. ,   
  61. 31. ♀ Menika II
  62. ,   
  63. 32. ♀ Mihiri born 2005
  64. ,   
  65. 33. ♀ Nandi born 2011
  66. ,   
  67. 34. ♂ Nandimithra born 1995-09-27
  68. ,   
  69. 35. ♂ Neela born 1964
  70. ,   
  71. 36. ♀ Nikini II
  72. ,   
  73. 37. ♀ Ninja born 1985
  74. ,   
  75. 38. ♀ Noni
  76. ,   
  77. 39. ♀ Pali born 2003
  78. ,   
  79. 40. ♂ Pandu born 2005-08-00
  80. ,   
  81. 41. ♀ Punchi
  82. ,   
  83. 42. ♀ Ramiya
  84. ,   
  85. 43. ♀ Randivi
  86. ,   
  87. 44. ♂ Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  88. ,   
  89. 45. ♀ Rejina born 1982
  90. ,   
  91. 46. ♀ Sama
  92. ,   
  93. 47. ♀ Sama I born 1987-12-18
  94. ,   
  95. 48. ♂ Sampath (Sumpath) born 1952
  96. ,   
  97. 49. ♀ Sandalee (Sandali)
  98. ,   
  99. 50. ♀ Sapumali born 1997
  100. ,   
  101. 51. ♀ Shanthi
  102. ,   
  103. 52. ♀ Shermi
  104. ,   
  105. 53. ♀ Sukumali born 1984-07-05
  106. ,   
  107. 54. ♀ Surangie
  108. ,   
  109. 55. ♂ Suranimala
  110. ,   
  111. 56. ♀ Thammenna
  112. ,   
  113. 57. ♀ Thilaka
  114. ,   
  115. 58. ⚪ Thilamalai
  116. ,   
  117. 59. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  118. ,   
  119. 60. ⚪ unknown born 2010
  120. ,   
  121. 61. ⚪ unknown
  122. ,   
  123. 62. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  124. ,   
  125. 63. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  126. ,   
  127. 64. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  128. ,   
  129. 65. ⚪ unnamed born 2021-09-11
  130. ,   
  131. 66. ♂ Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  132. ,   
  133. 67. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  134. ,   
  135. 68. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  136. ,   
  137. 69. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  138. ,   
  139. 70. ♀ Uthpala born 1999-08-06
  140. ,   
  141. 71. ♂ Wasamba born 1999-02-09
  142. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Origin


Kanaka was born captive-born as birth number 50 2009-05-24 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Parentage


Parents of Kanaka are: ♂ Jayathu (father) and ♀ Surangie (mother).


Siblings through the father Jayathu:

  1. 2004-09-13(M) Senarath
  2. 2004-10-17(F) Janita
  3. 2006-07-04(M) Tharindu
  4. 2006-08-23(F) Anjalee
  5. 2006-09-01(F) Namally (Namali)

Siblings through the mother Surangie:

  1. 2021-08-31(M) unnamed (twin)
  2. 2021-08-31(M) unnamed (twin)

Pedigree


Kanakas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Kanaka

Sire:
Jayathu

Born:

Sire:
Raja

Born:
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Dame:
Dame:
Indi

Born: 1978
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Surangie

Born:

Sire:


Born:
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Dame:
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Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Kanaka, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4948. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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