Neelagiri an Asian elephant at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

 ☨ ♂ Neelagiri  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Id number
Born:* unknown
Birth place:
Dead date: 2011-01-17
Death reason: unknown: died of wounds from mahouts hooks
Total: 5 babies

1. Born 2004-03-22
(dead † 2004-04-22)

2. Born 2004-05-10 Kosala (Kosara)

3. Born 2004-08-23 Sugala

4. Born 2005-08-23 Tamara (Thamara) EEP id: 200517

5. Born 2006-06-09 Wishwa
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1986-00-00Pinnawala elephant orphanage
from Lahugala Elephant Sanctuary

Document updated2012-01-30: 
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† Neelagiri is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka, of from unknown reasons in 2011-01-17. Official death reason described as died of wounds from mahouts hooks. (see detailed list).


Total: 5 babies

  1. (M) 2004-03-22 -- † 2004-04-22 stillborn
  2. (M) 2004-05-10 Kosala (Kosara)
  3. (F) 2004-08-23 Sugala
  4. (F) 2005-08-23 Tamara (Thamara) EEP id: 200517
  5. (M) 2006-06-09 Wishwa


Neelagiri was born unknown .

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Neela was brought to Pinnawala from Lahugala in 1986.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Neelagiri, an Asian at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 February 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.


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