Millangoda Raja (Banda) at Molagoda elephant village camp

Male ♂ Asian elephant Millangoda Raja (Banda) at Molagoda elephant village camp

† Millangoda Raja (Banda)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 66 years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 2011-08-03
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Molagoda elephant village camp
ArrivedMolagoda elephant village camp
from Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
from Molagoda elephant village camp
Molagoda elephant village camp 1945-00-00
from Anamaduwa Wev Pitiya
Anamaduwa Wev Pitiya
from Nawagaththegama jungle
Born: wild in
Nawagaththegama jungle
Capture: 1945,
Document updated2011-08-11: picture
2018-04-26: alt name Banda
Owner: R. A. Millangoda Appuhamy, Molagoda

Year 2008 was the last time Millangoda Raja was able to carry the Relic. Then almost half a year before his death Millangoda Raja came under special veterinary treatment due to his old age. When the elephant was in the last stage of his life, many bottles of saline with vitamins had to be given. At the end no veterinary treatment worked. The elephant passed away in Millangoda Mansion.

Sources, among others

  • Tharindu Muthukumarana
  • http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/08/09/fea28.asp
  • Wayne Jackson, Canada

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