Tikiri ටිකිරි
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Pinnawala elephant safari in Sri Lanka

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tikiri ටිකිරි dead elephant
Thikiri with tourists riding, 2012. Photo: Dan Koehl
Thikiri with tourists riding, 2012. Photo: Dan Koehl
Alternative name: Thikiri
Local name: ටිකිරි



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus maximus
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 70 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1949? wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2019-09-24
Death location: Rambukkana
Death reason: disease: possibly Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant safari, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

Pinnawala elephant safari
Record history
History of updates2019-09-24: dead
2020-11-08: link to http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=7538

Latest document update2020-11-08 08:16:40
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† Tikiri (local name:ටිකිරි) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2019-09-24 at Pinnawala elephant safari, in Sri Lanka, . Official death reason described as possibly Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?.


Tikiri was born wild 1949?.

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Tikiri, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant safari in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7702. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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