Deceased elephants at Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) in Sri Lanka


This database list 8 dead elephants

NrIdName
Species-Sex
AgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrivalArrival from locationImport
1+ Raja
EM M
wild
1976
(0 years after arrival)unknown x
2+ unknown
LA F
wild
(-1993 years after arrival)unknown x 1993-00-00Brian Boswells Circus
3+ Meena
EM F
wild
(0 years after arrival)unknown x
4+ Babar
LC M
wild
1956
(-1960 years after arrival)disease tusk infection after tripping one day and breaking one tusk off to the gum. x 1960-00-00International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)
5+ Mali
EM F
wild
1980
(0 years after arrival)unknown x Pinnawala elephant orphanage
6+ Baby Nona
EM F
wild
1946
(-1951 years after arrival)unknown x 1951-00-00
7+ unknown
EM

(-1954 years after arrival)unknown x 1954-00-00Peter Ryhiner
8+ Letchmi
EM F
wild
1916
(-1930 years after arrival)unknown x 1930-00-00

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) in Sri Lanka, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2020), available online retrieved 26 February 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=37 (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this list:

Latest updateName of elephantSource (if it is a website, the target website will open in new window)
2018-05-16 Raja:
  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • "Elephant For Sale," Circus Report No 4 Vol 26, 1998-01-26

  • http://www.sundaytimes.lk/960623/plusm.html
  • 2012-02-11 unknown:
  • 1954 Ceylon Administration report, Sri Lanka National Archives, Colombo.
  • 2012-01-31 Babar:
  • Wayne Jackson, Canada.
  • 2012-01-31 Baby Nona:
  • Wayne Jackson, Canada
  • 2010-09-08 Letchmi:
  • Wayne Jackson, Canada
  • 2010-09-07 Mali:
  • Wayne Jackson, Canada
  • 2010-04-25 unknown:
  • Jim Stockley

  • Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) on elephant-news.com

    Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) is mentioned on Elephant News:

    DateNameLinks which opens in new window
    2009-10-31‘must jumbo’ at dehivela zoo becomes restless - Elephant News
    2020-09-07Responding to decision to move dep. of zoological gardens under ministry of tourism - Elephant News


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