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had previously 52 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
2013-09-18
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? 1992-05-12
2001-12-04
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 1991-03-15
1992-11-12
Smithsonian National Zoological Park 1976
7 ♀ EM - Kamala
SSP id: 145
FC: Born wild 1975-09-00 1976-05-25
2014-05-22
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: 1993-00-00
1994-00-00
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: 1952-00-00
1958-09-03
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 1998-10-07
2013-05-22
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 1990-05-01
1994-05-20
ARC (Murray Hill-Arlan Seidon)
25 ♀ EM - Lucy (Skanik)
SSP id: 314
FC: Born wild 1975 1987-09-16
1988-04-20
Valley Zoo, Edmonton
26 ♀ EM - Romani
SSP id: 26
FC: Born wild 1976 1984-08-22
1985-05-31
Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
27 ♀ EM - Swarna
SSP id: 146
PC: Born wild 1975 1976-05-25
2014-05-22
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
1983-04-28
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
1957-07-23
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
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 - Millangoda Podi Raja
dead: Born unknown 1952 Dead: 2020-06-29, 68 yrs Reason: age:
1956-00-00
Millangoda elephant camp
43 † ♀ EM - Komali
EEP id: 4805
dead: Born wild 1948 Dead: 1966-06-08, 18 yrs Reason: euthanised:
1950-06-28
Dublin Zoo
44 † ♀ EM - Ranee
EEP id: 4602
dead: Born wild 1941 Dead: 1951-07-17, 10 yrs Reason: disease: Infection
1946-07-17
London Zoo
45 † ♂ EM - Rajah
EEP id: 4603
dead: Born wild 1941 Dead: 1951-07-09, 10 yrs Reason: unknown:
1946-07-17
London Zoo
46 † ♂ EM - Olaboduwe Aliya
dead: Born wild Dead: 2005, ? yrs Reason: :
B. B. Yayasekhara
47 † ♀ EM - Meena
dead: Born unknown Dead: , ? yrs Reason: unknown:
Dudley Zoo
48 ♀ EM - Kumari II
FC: Born
Ridi Vihara (Silver temple)
49 ♀ EM - Komali
FC: Born unknown 1970
Singapore Zoo
50 † ♀ EM - Anusha
dead: Born unknown 1945 Dead: 1999-09-27, 54 yrs Reason: age:
Singapore Zoo
51 ♂ EM - Jayathu
FC: Born captive-born
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
52 † ♂ 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 at

Reference list

, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 3 October 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=37,2194 (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.
2012-02-09 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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