The elephant Encyclopedia and Database


Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Typezoo

Owner
Founded1937
First elephant arrived1937
Address Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha
Zip-code 94 1 71275
Place Dehiwala, Colombo
Country
Website Website
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Directors: K. D. R. N. Wijesinghe (director)
: Anoma Priyadarshani (director)
-2010: Duminda Jayaratne (director)
-2020: Dammika Malsinghe (director)
1962-1985: Lyn de Alwis (director)
1985: Bradley Fernando (director)
2010-2012: Bashwara Gunaratne (director)
2012: Anura de Silva (director)
2020-2021: Ishini Wickremesinghe (director)
2021: Shermila Rajapaksha (director)
H.A.N.T. Perera
Renuka Bandaranayaka

Key People-1985: Bradley Fernando (assistant director)
1936-1962: Aubrey Weinman (superintendent)
1955-1962: Lyn de Alwis (zoologist)
1996: Lyn de Alwis (consultant)

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
-: R. Wimalasena
(chief mahout)

Elephant keepers 1968-1970: K. G. Sumanabanda
1978-1981: K. G. Sumanabanda
1984-1996: Piyadasa
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Description

, located at Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, , was founded in 1937 and the first elephant arrived in 1937.

Living elephants

At the lives 7 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Bandula (Bandoola) born 1949
  2. Devi
  3. Indi born 1978
  4. Kema (Khema) born 2001
  5. Madhavi born 2005
  6. Namalee
  7. Trinki born 2011-03-17
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