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


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Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) had previously 52 elephants relocated to new location.

Nr Id Name - stud nr.
Species - Sex
Status Origin
Birth
Age Arrival
Departure
Present locationImport
1 Namally (Namali) EM - F FC captive-born
2006-09-01
15
Tokuyama Municipal Zoo 2013
2 Migara EM - M unknown captive-born
2001-06-23
20
2007-02-16
Beijing Zoo 2007
3 Joe (Jacko) LA - M FC wild
? 1993-00-00
2018-07-00
Ridiyagama Safari park 1993
4 Saheli (Sahaily, Menika) EM - F dead : 2012-05-01
unknown:
wild
1989
23 1991-00-00
1991-00-00
Islamabad Marghazar Zoo 1991
5 EEP id: 8211
Geeta EM - F dead : 2006-02-07
euthanised: arthtritis? aggressive?
wild
1980-06-00
26 1980-10-00
1982-06-30
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park 1982
6 SSP id: 165
Shanthi EM - F dead : 2020-06-26
euthanised: advanced osteoarthritis
wild
1976
44 1976-12-00
1976-12-29
Smithsonian National Zoological Park 1976
7 SSP id: 145
Kamala EM - F FC wild
1975-09-00
46 1976-00-00
1976-05-25
Smithsonian National Zoological Park 1976
8 EEP id: 7602
Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali) EM - F FC wild
1975-07-01
46 1976-03-01
1976-03-24
Zurich Zoo 1976
9 EEP id: 7508
SSP id: 144
Bandara EM - M dead : 1991-11-25
disease: congestive heart failure
wild
1975-05-25
16 1975-00-00
1976-05-25
Calgary Zoo 1976
10 Bibi LA - F dead :
unknown:
wild
1958
-1958 1960-00-00
1993-00-00
Abu Camp 1960?
11 EEP id: 7114
Kadira EM - M dead : 2002-08-13
euthanised: during the Elbe flooding catastrophe
wild
1969
33 1969-06-18
1971-09-19
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
12 EEP id: 7113
Sundari EM - F dead : 1981-08-17
disease: myokardium degeneration, lung oedema
wild
1960
21 1962-09-01
1971-09-19
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
13 Anusha EM - F FC wild
1949
72 1962-00-00
1986-00-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
14 EEP id: 5803
Sonja EM - F dead : 1999-07-31
unknown:
wild
1945
54 1945-00-00
Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw)
15 SSP id: 298
Jayathu EM - F dead : 1984-08-29
unknown:
wild
1983-01-00
1
1984-06-11
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
16 unknown EM - F unknown wild
?
1984-00-00
Beijing Zoo
17 Vijaya EM - M dead : 1999-09-11
disease: brain cancer
wild
1963
36
1975-00-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
18 unknown EM - F unknown wild
?
1972-00-00
Beijing Zoo
19 Raja EM - M FC
?
Delgamu temple
20 Abhaya EM - M FC wild
2010
11 2011-04-23
2017-00-00
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
21 Ashokamala EM - F FC captive-born
1998-08-07
23 2007-10-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
22 Menika II EM - F FC unknown
? 2007-00-00
2007-00-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
23 SSP id: 77
Bozie EM - F PC wild
1975
46 0000-00-00
1976-11-03
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
24 SSP id: 280
Rose EM - F dead : 1995-10
accident: injury from exhibit; self-inflicted injuries
wild
1938
57
ARC (Murray Hill-Arlan Seidon)
25 SSP id: 314
Lucy (Skanik) EM - F FC wild
1975
46 1976-00-00
1977-05-19
Valley Zoo, Edmonton
26 SSP id: 26
Romani EM - F FC wild
1976
45
1977-00-00
Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
27 SSP id: 146
Swarna EM - F PC wild
1975
46 1975-08-25
1976-05-25
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
28 SSP id: 98
Kara (Soma) EM - F dead : 2017-06-07
euthanised: chronic osteoarthritis
wild
1975
42
1976-03-07
Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens
29 Sampath (Sumpath) EM - M FC
1952
69 1970-00-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
30 EEP id: 5704
Rayah EM - M dead : 1998-10-09
unknown:
wild
1949-03-01
49
1956-00-00
Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw)
31 unknown EM - dead :
unknown:

0
1954-00-00
Unknown
32 SSP id: 209
Sue EM - F dead : 1989-04-21
euthanised: severe arthritis
wild
1944
45
1948-11-15
Sacramento Zoo
33 SSP id: 174
Peggy EM - F dead : 1994-02-10
euthanised: arthritis
wild
1941
53 1942-00-00
1947-07-08
Philadelphia Zoo
34 Gagana EM - M FC captive-born
2011-03-05
10
2017-00-00
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
35 Raja EM - M dead :
unknown:
wild
0
1975-01-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
36 Nikini EM - F dead : 1975-02-15
disease: poisoned by villagers
wild
?
1975-01-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
37 Mathali (Mathalee) EM - F FC wild
1970
51
1975-01-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
38 Kumari EM - F FC wild
1965
56
1975-01-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
39 Komali (Komalee) EM - F FC wild
1971
50
1975-01-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
40 Neela EM - M FC wild
1964
57
1975-00-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
41 EEP id: 7401
Tamara EM - F dead : 2019-06-03
unknown:
wild
1973
46
1974-01-01
Pistoia Zoo
42 Millangoda Podi Raja EM - M dead : 2020-06-29
age:
unknown
1952
68
1956-00-00
Molagoda elephant village camp
43 EEP id: 4805
Komali EM - F dead : 1966-06-08
euthanised:
wild
1948
18
1950-06-28
Dublin Zoo
44 EEP id: 4602
Ranee EM - F dead : 1951-07-17
disease: Infection
wild
1941
10
1946-07-17
London Zoo
45 EEP id: 4603
Rajah EM - M dead : 1951-07-09
unknown:
wild
1941
10
1946-07-17
London Zoo
46 Olaboduwe Aliya EM - M dead : 2005
:
wild
?
1954-00-00
B. B. Yayasekhara
47 Meena EM - F dead :
unknown:
unknown
0
Dudley Zoo
48 Kumari II EM - F FC
?
Ridi Vihara (Silver temple)
49 Komali EM - F FC unknown
1970
51
Singapore Zoo
50 Anusha EM - F dead : 1999-09-27
age:
unknown
1945
54
Singapore Zoo
51 Jayathu EM - M FC captive-born
?
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
52 Bellanwila Atha EM - M dead : 2002?
accident: struck down by lightning?

<1951
?
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 16 October 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)
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
2018-05-29 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 (Jacko):• 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:• Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
• EEG Magazine nr 16, Dec 2009, by European Elephant Group
•  https://elefanten.fandom.com/wiki/Tamara_(Pistoia)
2012-02-09 Rayah:• Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
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.
•  "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:• Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
• 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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2021-09-09Sri lanka national zoological gardens dg resigned over elephant issue: union - Elephant News


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