Neelagiri an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

☨ Neelagiri
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 846 Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 849 maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 2011-01-17
Death reason: unknown: died of wounds from mahouts hooks
Location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage
ArrivalPinnawala elephant orphanage 1986-00-00
from Lahugala Elephant Sanctuary
Born:* unknown
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    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 nr: 200517
  5. (M) 2006-06-09 Wishwa
Document updated2012-01-30: 
Neela was brought to Pinnawala from Lahugala in 1986.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Neelagiri, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7689. (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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