Relocated elephants from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) in Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) had previously 53 elephants relocated to new location.

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival
Departure
Present locationImport
1 ♀ EM - Namally (Namali)
FC: Born captive-born 2006-09-01
Tokuyama Municipal Zoo 2013
2 ♂ EM - Migara
unknown: Born captive-born 2001-06-23
2007-02-16
Beijing Zoo 2007
3 ♂ LA - Joe
FC: Born wild 1993-00-00
2018-07-00
Ridiyagama Safari park 1993
4 † ♀ EM - Saheli (Sahaily, Menika)
dead: Born wild 1989 Dead: 2012-05-01, 23 yrs Reason: unknown: 1991-00-00
1991-00-00
Islamabad Marghazar Zoo 1991
5 † ♀ EM - Geeta
EEP id: 8211
dead: Born wild 1980-06-00 Dead: 2006-02-07, 26 yrs Reason: euthanised: arthtritis? aggressive? 1980-10-00
1982-06-30
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park 1982
6 † ♀ EM - Shanthi
SSP id: 165
dead: Born wild 1976 Dead: 2020-06-26, 44 yrs Reason: euthanised: advanced osteoarthritis 1976-12-00
1976-12-29
Smithsonian National Zoological Park 1976
7 ♀ EM - Kamala
SSP id: 145
FC: Born wild 1975-09-00 1976-00-00
1976-05-25
Smithsonian National Zoological Park 1976
8 ♀ EM - Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali)
EEP id: 7602
FC: Born wild 1975-07-01 1976-03-01
1976-03-24
Zurich Zoo 1976
9 † ♂ EM - Bandara
EEP id: 7508
SSP id: 144
dead: Born wild 1975-05-25 Dead: 1991-11-25, 16 yrs Reason: disease: congestive heart failure 1975-00-00
1976-05-25
Calgary Zoo 1976
10 † ♀ LA - Bibi
dead: Born wild 1958 Dead: , ? yrs Reason: unknown: 1960-00-00
1993-00-00
Abu Camp 1960?
11 † ♂ EM - Kadira
EEP id: 7114
dead: Born wild 1969 Dead: 2002-08-13, 33 yrs Reason: euthanised: during the Elbe flooding catastrophe 1969-06-18
1971-09-19
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
12 † ♀ EM - Sundari
EEP id: 7113
dead: Born wild 1960 Dead: 1981-08-17, 21 yrs Reason: disease: myokardium degeneration, lung oedema 1962-09-01
1971-09-19
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
13 ♀ EM - Anusha
FC: Born wild 1949 1962-00-00
1986-00-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
14 † ♀ EM - Sonja
EEP id: 5803
dead: Born wild 1945 Dead: 1999-07-31, 54 yrs Reason: unknown: 1945-00-00
Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw)
15 † ♀ EM - Jayathu
SSP id: 298
dead: Born wild 1983-01-00 Dead: 1984-08-29, 1 yrs Reason: unknown:
1984-06-11
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
16 ♀ EM - unknown
unknown: Born wild
1984-00-00
Beijing Zoo
17 † ♂ EM - Vijaya
dead: Born wild 1963 Dead: 1999-09-11, 36 yrs Reason: disease: brain cancer
1975-00-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
18 ♀ EM - unknown
unknown: Born wild
1972-00-00
Beijing Zoo
19 ♂ EM - Raja
FC: Born
Delgamu temple
20 ♂ EM - Abhaya
FC: Born wild 2010 2011-04-23
2017-00-00
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
21 ♀ EM - Ashokamala
FC: Born captive-born 1998-08-07 2007-10-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
22 ♀ EM - Menika II
FC: Born unknown 2007-00-00
2007-00-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
23 ♀ EM - Bozie
SSP id: 77
PC: Born wild 1975 0000-00-00
1976-11-03
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
24 † ♀ EM - Rose
SSP id: 280
dead: Born wild 1938 Dead: 1995-10, 57 yrs Reason: accident: injury from exhibit; self-inflicted injuries
ARC (Murray Hill-Arlan Seidon)
25 ♀ EM - Lucy (Skanik)
SSP id: 314
FC: Born wild 1975 1976-00-00
1977-05-19
Valley Zoo, Edmonton
26 ♀ EM - Romani
SSP id: 26
FC: Born wild 1976
1977-00-00
Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
27 ♀ EM - Swarna
SSP id: 146
PC: Born wild 1975 1975-08-25
1976-05-25
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
28 † ♀ EM - Kara (Soma)
SSP id: 98
dead: Born wild 1975 Dead: 2017-06-07, 42 yrs Reason: euthanised: chronic osteoarthritis
1976-03-07
Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens
29 ♂ EM - Kataragama Vasana
FC: Born wild 1970 1971-00-00
1978-00-00
Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya
30 ♂ EM - Sampath (Sumpath)
FC: Born 1952 1970-00-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
31 † ♂ EM - Rayah
EEP id: 5704
dead: Born wild 1949-03-01 Dead: 1998-10-09, 49 yrs Reason: unknown:
1956-00-00
Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw)
32 † ⚪ EM - unknown
dead: Born Dead: , ? yrs Reason: unknown:
1954-00-00
Unknown
33 † ♀ EM - Sue
SSP id: 209
dead: Born wild 1944 Dead: 1989-04-21, 45 yrs Reason: euthanised: severe arthritis
1948-11-15
Sacramento Zoo
34 † ♀ EM - Peggy
SSP id: 174
dead: Born wild 1941 Dead: 1994-02-10, 53 yrs Reason: euthanised: arthritis 1942-00-00
1947-07-08
Philadelphia Zoo
35 ♂ EM - Gagana
FC: Born captive-born 2011-03-05
2017-00-00
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
36 † ♂ EM - Raja
dead: Born wild Dead: , ? yrs Reason: unknown:
1975-01-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
37 † ♀ EM - Nikini
dead: Born wild Dead: 1975-02-15, ? yrs Reason: disease: poisoned by villagers
1975-01-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
38 ♀ EM - Mathali (Mathalee)
FC: Born wild 1970
1975-01-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
39 ♀ EM - Kumari
FC: Born wild 1965
1975-01-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
40 ♀ EM - Komali (Komalee)
FC: Born wild 1971
1975-01-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
41 ♂ EM - Neela
FC: Born wild 1964
1975-00-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
42 † ♀ EM - Tamara
EEP id: 7401
dead: Born wild 1973 Dead: 2019-06-03, 46 yrs Reason: unknown:
1974-01-01
Pistoia Zoo
43 † ♂ EM - Millangoda Podi Raja
dead: Born unknown 1952 Dead: 2020-06-29, 68 yrs Reason: age:
1956-00-00
Millangoda elephant camp
44 † ♀ EM - Komali
EEP id: 4805
dead: Born wild 1948 Dead: 1966-06-08, 18 yrs Reason: euthanised:
1950-06-28
Dublin Zoo
45 † ♀ EM - Ranee
EEP id: 4602
dead: Born wild 1941 Dead: 1951-07-17, 10 yrs Reason: disease: Infection
1946-07-17
London Zoo
46 † ♂ EM - Rajah
EEP id: 4603
dead: Born wild 1941 Dead: 1951-07-09, 10 yrs Reason: unknown:
1946-07-17
London Zoo
47 † ♂ EM - Olaboduwe Aliya
dead: Born wild Dead: 2005, ? yrs Reason: :
1954-00-00
B. B. Yayasekhara
48 † ♀ EM - Meena
dead: Born unknown Dead: , ? yrs Reason: unknown:
Dudley Zoo
49 ♀ EM - Kumari II
FC: Born
Ridi Vihara (Silver temple)
50 ♀ EM - Komali
FC: Born unknown 1970
Singapore Zoo
51 † ♀ EM - Anusha
dead: Born unknown 1945 Dead: 1999-09-27, 54 yrs Reason: age:
Singapore Zoo
52 ♂ EM - Jayathu
FC: Born captive-born
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
53 † ♂ EM - Bellanwila Atha
dead: Born <1951 Dead: 2002?, ? yrs Reason: accident: struck down by lightning?
Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya temple

Source for the list of elephants relocated, previously living at Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Reference list

Facts about previously kept elephants, relocated from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) in Sri Lanka, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 22 May 2022 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)
2020-08-06 Millangoda Podi Raja:• http://www.adaderana.lk/news/65127/tusker-who-carried-tooth-relic-casket-at-kandy-esala-perahera-dies-aged-70
2020-06-28 Shanthi:• J. C. Danzansky, Washington Zoo
•  Ryan Easley, USA
•  "Washington National Zoo Artificially Inseminates Asian Elephant Shanti," 2007-04-02
•  "National Zoo Tries to Get Asian Elephant Pregnant," 2008-01-19
•  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/national-zoo-mourns-beloved-member-its-herd-180975211/
2018-10-05 Kamala:• Brent Van Hooft, Elephant Keeper Calgary Zoo
• Kathleen Hewitt, Calgary Zoo
2018-09-12 Kataragama Vasana:• Salinda Sampath
•  https://www.dailynews.lk/2019/07/13/local/191024/katharagama-%E2%80%98wasana%E2%80%99-feted
2018-05-29 Anusha:• Anthony Ganesh, registrar, Singapore Zoo & Night Safari
•  Wolfgang Nehring
2018-05-29 Komali:• Zooish
•  Wolfgang Nehring
2018-05-18 Bellanwila Atha:• 1953 Ceylon Administration report, Sri Lanka national Archives, Colombo.
•  http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2006/08/27/pow04.asp
•  http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2018/02/11/features/ven-bellanwila-wimalarathana-thera-nature-lover
2018-05-17 Abhaya:• http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=23379
•  http://www.hirunews.lk/167228/gagana-abhaya-senarath-join-dalada-perahera
2018-05-17 Gagana:• http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/01/08/new22.asp
•  http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=85838
•  http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=92895
•  http://www.hirunews.lk/167228/gagana-abhaya-senarath-join-dalada-perahera
2018-05-10 Geeta:• News article
2018-05-10 Joe:• Jim Stockley
2018-05-10 Bibi:• Wayne Jackson, Canada
2018-02-28 Kara (Soma):• http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article155072084.html
2017-03-11 Lucy (Skanik):• Ryan Easley, USA
•  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/the-elephant-nobody-forgets-the-fate-of-edmontons-lucy-remainscontentious/article30937826/
2017-03-09 Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali):• http://www.upali.ch (Georges Frei, Switzerland)
2014-05-22 Swarna:• Brent Van Hooft, Calgary Zoo
•  Elephant Injures Zoo Keeper at Calgary Zoo, 2008-05-18
2013-10-18 Namally (Namali):• Tomokazu Doigami
•  Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
•  Jonas Livet, France
2013-08-07 Bozie:• http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AsianElephants/News/Bozie-arrives.cfm
2012-05-29 Romani:• "It's A Boy! Asian Elephant Delivers 220-pound Baby," OrlandoSentinel.com, 1991-07-11
2012-05-29 Rose:• "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71
2012-05-04 Saheli (Sahaily, Menika):• http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/05/01/city/islamabad/female-elephant-dies-at-murgahazar-zoo/
•  http://tribune.com.pk/story/373078/death-of-an-elephant/
•  Jonas Livet, France
2012-04-16 Sampath (Sumpath):• Wayne Jackson, Canada. (Text and picture)
2012-02-18 Komali:• Dublin Zoo annual report 1950, through Sandra Molloy, Dublin Zoo.
•  http://www.dublinzoo.ie/Gallery/Sarah%20the%20elephant%20washing%202%20year%20old%20Komali%20at%20Dublin%20Zoo%20in%201950/21-5814834768/Sarah-the-elephant-washing-2-year-old-Komali-at-Dublin-Zoo-in-1950.aspx
2012-02-11 unknown:• 1954 Ceylon Administration report, Sri Lanka national Archives, Colombo.
2012-02-10 Tamara:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
• EEG Magazine nr 16, Dec 2009, by European Elephant Group
•  https://elefanten.fandom.com/wiki/Tamara_(Pistoia)
2012-02-09 Rayah:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2012-02-09 Ashokamala:• Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
•  Geburt und Jugendendwicklung von Asiatischen Elefanten -Beoabachtungen aus der Pinnawela Elephant Sanctuary von Sri Lanka, Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos, nr 2 1999, by Fred Kurt, Birgit Dastig, Sandra Petzhold, Julia Rastelli, Judith Schmelz, Verena Tragau
2012-01-31 Meena:• http://www.dailynews.lk/2007/04/30/fea21.asp
2012-01-30 Migara:• Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
2012-01-30 Neela:• Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
2012-01-29 Jayathu:• Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
2011-12-30 Komali (Komalee):• Geburt und Jugendendwicklung von Asiatischen Elefanten -Beoabachtungen aus der Pinnawela Elephant Sanctuary von Sri Lanka, Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos, nr 2 1999, by Fred Kurt, Birgit Dastig, Sandra Petzhold, Julia Rastelli, Judith Schmelz, Verena Tragau
2011-12-30 Kumari:• Geburt und Jugendendwicklung von Asiatischen Elefanten -Beoabachtungen aus der Pinnawela Elephant Sanctuary von Sri Lanka, Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos, nr 2 1999, by Fred Kurt, Birgit Dastig, Sandra Petzhold, Julia Rastelli, Judith Schmelz, Verena Tragau
2011-12-30 Mathali (Mathalee):• Geburt und Jugendendwicklung von Asiatischen Elefanten -Beoabachtungen aus der Pinnawela Elephant Sanctuary von Sri Lanka, Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos, nr 2 1999, by Fred Kurt, Birgit Dastig, Sandra Petzhold, Julia Rastelli, Judith Schmelz, Verena Tragau
2010-12-31 Bandara:• Brent Van Hooft, Elephant Keeper Calgary Zoo
•  "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71
2010-12-31 Peggy:• "Group wants answers in death of Petal the Elephant," Philly.com, 2008-06-19
•  "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71
2010-10-03 Sue:• Ryan Easley, USA
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
•  "Navy Sends Rescue Plane to Feed Eight Baby Bulls," The Billboard Vol 60 No 47, Page 62, 1948-11-20
•  "Modern Noah's Ark Docks at San Fran," The Billboard, 1948-11-27
•  "Sue, 46, An Elephant to Remember," The Sacramento Bee, Page B1, 1989-04-22
2010-09-07 Anusha:• Wayne Jackson, Canada
•  Geburt und Jugendendwicklung von Asiatischen Elefanten -Beoabachtungen aus der Pinnawela Elephant Sanctuary von Sri Lanka, Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos, nr 2 1999, by Fred Kurt, Birgit Dastig, Sandra Petzhold, Julia Rastelli, Judith Schmelz, Verena Tragau
2010-05-11 Jayathu:• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junius_Richard_Jayewardene
•  http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/photographs/large/c22628-16.jpg
2009-12-22 Sonja:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
• Gerald Postma, Netherlands
2007-05-01 Kadira:• Jana Havlová
• Elephants from CR and SR (Zoo Usti nad Labem)
2007-05-01 Sundari:• Jana Havlová
• Elephants from CR and SR (Zoo Usti nad Labem)

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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
2021-09-09Sri lanka national zoological gardens dg resigned over elephant issue: union - Elephant News


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