Gagana at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth

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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 7 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
ArrivedKandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth 2017-00-00
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Pinnawala elephant orphanage 2011-03-05
Born:2011-03-05 captive-born in
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Document updated2018-05-17: new record, TB-positive, relocated from Pinnawala to dehiveland then Kandy?
2013: Gagana and Trinky, born on 05. 03. 2011 and 17. 03. 2011, at the Pinnawala Orphanage on August 08 and 09, on the grounds the pair was an offering to the Dehiwala Zoological Gardens for public display

Zoo officials yesterday told ‘The Island’ that despite knowing that a two-and-half-year-old elephant, had been detected with TB and was separated from its mother at Pinnawela and brought to Dehiwela, none of the other ten elephants at the zoo had been tested to date.
"First and foremost, we are puzzled why Gagana who tested positive and Pinky were brought to the zoo from Pinnawala. It is common knowledge that babies were not separated from their mothers until at least they attain the age of three," a Zoo employee said.

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