Nandi at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Nandi at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Nandi
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 7 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage
ArrivedPinnawala elephant orphanage 2011-00-00
Born:2011 captive-born in
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Document updated2018-05-17: new record
2016: It was in 2016, when the then New Zealand Prime Minister John Key visited Sri Lanka, that President Sirisena had announced that he would gift to New Zealand the baby elephant Nandi kept in the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. But opposition to this rose both in Sri Lanka and in New Zealand. The grounds were similar.


Sources, among others

  • http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/01/08/new22.asp
  • https://bdnews24.com/wildlife/2017/04/05/sri-lankan-court-case-against-gifting-elephant-to-new-zealand-shifts-focus-to-conservation
  • http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2016/09/elephant-nandi-stuck-in-sri-lanka.html

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