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Sudu (white) at Yala Ruhunu National Park

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Female ♀ Asian elephant Sudu (white) at Yala Ruhunu National Park

Sudu (white)
Alternative name:Sudu-Aliya, Sudi, Cheena Aliya
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 26 years old
Characteristics:light tan color with white body hair but has a black tail tuft
Management:wild
Location:Yala Ruhunu National Park
ArrivedYala Ruhunu National Park 1993-00-00
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Born:1993 wild in
Yala Ruhunu National Park
Document updated2012-01-16: new record
2018-10-23: updated picture and link
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On July 24 and 25 2004, Sri Lankan newspapers reported the spotting of a white (albino) elephant in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka, a female named Sue, short for Sudu-Aliya" which means "white elephant".

Although this was the first time that this had received wide publicity, Dr. Prithiviraj Fernando had observed this animal as a newborn in Heenwewa in 1993. In 1996 the same animal had been photographed in water by a group of enthusiasts.
The White Elephant

Sources, among others

  • http://www.ccrsl.org/Literature/stories/white-elephant

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