Kanaka an Asian elephant at Pinnawala elephant orphanage


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

Parents: Jayathu x ♀ Surangie (Suranganee)
Locations
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2009-05-24Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Document updated2012-02-01: 
2020-11-15: Birth nr 50 added
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Kanaka is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Kanaka arrived in Pinnawala elephant orphanage 2009-05-24,

In Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Kanaka lives together with 68 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

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

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 (Suranganee) (mother).


Siblings through the father Jayathu:

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

Pedigree


Kanakas pedigree:
P I II III

Kanaka

Sire:
Jayathu

Sire:
Raja
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Dame:
Dame:
Indi
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Surangie (Suranganee)

Sire:
Sire:
Dame:
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Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Kanaka, an Asian at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4948. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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