Present living elephants at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka


This database list 72 elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Origin Age Arrival from location
1 ⚪ EM unnamed
Born captive-born 2021-09-11 by Pandu x Rejina at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 1 yrs2021-09-11
2 ⚪ EM Elvina
Born captive-born 2011 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 11 yrs2011-00-00
3 ⚪ EM unknown
Born captive-born 2011 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 11 yrs2011-00-00
4 ⚪ EM unknown
Born captive-born 2011 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 11 yrs2011-00-00
5 ⚪ EM unknown
Born captive-born 2011 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 11 yrs2011-00-00
6 ⚪ EM unknown
Born captive-born 2011 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 11 yrs2011-00-00
7 ⚪ EM Binuki
Born captive-born 2011 by x Rejina at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 11 yrs2011-00-00
8 ⚪ EM unknown
Born wild 2010 at , 12 yrs2010-12-00
9 ⚪ EM Thilamalai
Born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home
10 ♀ EM Dinuda
Born captive-born 2009-05-24 by x Sandalee (Sandali) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 13 yrs2009-05-24
11 ♀ EM Sama
Born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location 1995-00-00
12 ♀ EM Sama I
Born captive-born 1987-12-18 by Vijaya x Mathali (Mathalee) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 35 yrs1987-12-18
13 ♀ EM Anusha
Born wild 1949 at Sri Lanka unspecified location , 73 yrs1986-00-00 Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
14 ♀ EM Sukumali
Born captive-born 1984-07-05 by Vijaya x Kumari at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 38 yrs1984-07-05
15 ♀ EM Rejina
Born wild 1982 at Sri Lanka unspecified location , 40 yrs1983-00-00
16 ♀ EM Noni
Born unknown at Sri Lanka unspecified location Sri Lanka unspecified location
17 ♀ EM Shermi
Born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location
18 ♀ EM Thammenna
Born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location
19 ♀ EM Kamani
Born wild at Unknown
20 ♀ EM Thilaka
Born wild at Unknown
21 ♀ EM Shanthi
Born wild at Unknown
22 ♀ EM Punchi
Born wild at Unknown
23 ♀ EM Sandalee (Sandali)
Born unknown at Sri Lanka unspecified location
24 ♀ EM Ramiya
Born unknown at
25 ♀ EM Mahaweli (Mahavali)
Born wild 1981 at Unknown , 41 yrs
26 ♀ EM Mayuri
Born wild 1983 at Unknown , 39 yrs
27 ♀ EM Ninja
Born wild 1985 at Unknown , 37 yrs
28 ♂ EM unnamed (twin)
Born captive-born 2021-08-31 by Pandu x Surangie at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 1 yrs2021-08-31
29 ♂ EM unnamed (twin)
Born captive-born 2021-08-31 by Pandu x Surangie at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 1 yrs2021-08-31
30 ♂ EM Kanaka
Born captive-born 2009-05-24 by Jayathu x Surangie at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 13 yrs2009-05-24
31 ♂ EM Charaka
Born captive-born 2006-00-00 by x Anuradhika at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 16 yrs2006-00-00
32 ♂ EM Pandu
Born wild 2005-08-00 at Sri Lanka unspecified location , 17 yrs2005-09-00
33 ♂ EM Kandula III (Bibile)
Born unknown at Panagoda army camp
34 ⚪ EM Unnamed
Born captive-born 2011-02-17 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 11 yrs2011-02-17
35 ⚪ EM unknown
Born captive-born at Pinnawala elephant orphanage
36 ♀ EM Nandi
Born captive-born 2011 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 11 yrs2011-00-00
37 ♀ EM Menika II
Born unknown at 2007-00-00 Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
38 ♀ EM Bharathi
Born captive-born 2007 by Neela x Amali at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 15 yrs2007-00-00
39 ♀ EM Mihiri
Born captive-born 2005 by x Menika at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 17 yrs2005-00-00
40 ♀ EM Pali
Born captive-born 2003 by Neela x Ranmali (Ranmalee) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 19 yrs2003-00-00
41 ♀ EM Uthpala
Born captive-born 1999-08-06 by Neela x Rejina at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 23 yrs1999-08-06
42 ♀ EM Surangie
Born unknown at Unknown 1997-00-00
43 ♀ EM Amali
Born captive-born 1994-04-16 by Vijaya x Mathali (Mathalee) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 28 yrs1994-04-16
44 ♀ EM Anuradhika
Born captive-born 1993-11-15 by Neela x Anuradha at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 29 yrs1993-11-15
45 ♀ EM Menika
Born captive-born 1989-08-14 by Neela x Komali (Komalee) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 33 yrs1989-08-14
46 ♀ EM Kumari
Born wild 1965 at Unknown , 57 yrs1975-01-00 Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
47 ♀ EM Mathali (Mathalee)
Born wild 1970 at Unknown , 52 yrs1975-01-00 Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
48 ♀ EM Komali (Komalee)
Born wild 1971 at Unknown , 51 yrs1975-01-00 Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
49 ♀ EM Nikini II
Born unknown at Unknown
50 ♀ EM Meena
Born wild at Unknown
51 ♀ EM Kiriya III (Kira)
Born wild at Unknown Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home
52 ♀ EM Randivi
Born wild at unknown
53 ♀ EM Sapumali
Born unknown 1997 at Unknown , 25 yrs
54 ♀ EM Ashokamala
Born captive-born 1998-08-07 by Neela x Komali (Komalee) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 24 yrs Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
55 ♂ EM Kora Aliya
Born wild at Unknown 2012-10-20
56 ♂ EM Unnamed
Born captive-born 2011-07-16 by Wasamba x Thilaka at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 11 yrs2011-07-16
57 ♂ EM Kadol
Born captive-born 2011 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 11 yrs2011-00-00
58 ♂ EM Isira
Born captive-born 2011 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 11 yrs2011-00-00
59 ♂ EM Mahasen
Born captive-born 2004-11-26 by x Kamani at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 18 yrs2004-11-26
60 ♂ EM Buwaneka
Born captive-born 1999-12-07 by Jadura x Mahaweli (Mahavali) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 23 yrs1999-12-07
61 ♂ EM Wasamba
Born captive-born 1999-02-09 by Neela x Anuradha at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 23 yrs1999-02-09
62 ♂ EM Nandimithra
Born captive-born 1995-09-27 by Neela x Rejina at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 27 yrs1995-09-27
63 ♂ EM Rangiri
Born captive-born 1989-08-16 by Vijaya x Anusha at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 33 yrs1989-08-16
64 ♂ EM Neela
Born wild 1964 at Unknown , 58 yrs1975-00-00 Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
65 ♂ EM Suranimala
Born unknown at Unknown
66 ♂ EM Jayathu
Born captive-born by Raja x Indi at Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
67 ♂ EM Haritha
Born at Unknown
68 ♂ EM Meega
Born unknown at Unknown
69 ♂ EM Sampath (Sumpath)
Born 1952 at Unknown , 70 yrs Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
70 ♂ EM Jadura
Born unknown 1966? at Unknown , 56 yrs
71 ♂ EM Asela
Born captive-born 2007? by x Anuradha at Pinnawala elephant orphanage , 15 yrs
72 ⚪ EM Diula
Born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location

Source for the list of elephants presently living at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Reference list

Facts about present living elephants at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 28 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=43 (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)
2021-09-01 Surangie:• 
•  http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=7733
2018-05-17 Sapumali:• Captive Breeding of Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka, by Chandana Rajapaksa, University of Peradeniya
2018-05-17 Kadol:• Jonas Livet, France
•  http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=126765
2018-05-17 Mahasen:• Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage
•  Captive Breeding of Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka, by Chandana Rajapaksa, University of Peradeniya
2018-05-17 Nandi:• http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/01/08/new22.asp
•  https://bdnews24.com/wildlife/2017/04/05/sri-lankan-court-case-against-gifting-elephant-to-new-zealand-shifts-focus-to-conservation
•  http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2016/09/elephant-nandi-stuck-in-sri-lanka.html
2018-05-17 Isira:• http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/01/08/new22.asp
•  http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=126765
2018-05-17 Asela:• Captive Breeding of Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka, by Chandana Rajapaksa, University of Peradeniya
2018-05-17 Randivi:• K.G. Sumanabanda, 2011
2018-05-17 Diula:• K.G. Sumanabanda, 2011
2012-10-21 Kora Aliya:• http://www.dailymirror.lk/caption-story/22845-kora-aliya-tranquilized.html
2012-04-16 Sampath (Sumpath):• Wayne Jackson, Canada. (Text and picture)
2012-03-31 unnamed (twin):• https://srilankamirror.com/news/news-in-brief/24572-twin-elephant-calves-born-at-pinnawala-pics
•  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-01/sri-lanka-reports-rare-birth-of-baby-elephant-twins/100426858
2012-03-31 unnamed (twin):• https://srilankamirror.com/news/news-in-brief/24572-twin-elephant-calves-born-at-pinnawala-pics
•  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-01/sri-lanka-reports-rare-birth-of-baby-elephant-twins/100426858
2012-03-31 unnamed:• https://www.runews.lk/news/item/24912-pinnawala-elephatn
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
2012-02-01 Sukumali:• 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
2012-02-01 Sama I:• 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
2012-02-01 Kanaka:• http://www.sundaytimes.lk/090628/Plus/sundaytimesplus_02.html
2012-01-30 Menika:• 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
2012-01-30 Neela:• Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
2012-01-30 Rangiri:• 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
2012-01-30 Nandimithra:• 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
2012-01-30 Anuradhika:• 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
2012-01-30 Amali:• 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
2012-01-30 unknown:• http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/01/08/new22.asp
2012-01-30 Jadura:• Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
2012-01-30 Kandula III (Bibile):• Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
2012-01-30 Haritha:• http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/06/05/pinnawala-elephants-to-be-given-away/
2012-01-29 Uthpala:• Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
2012-01-29 Buwaneka:• Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
2012-01-29 Jayathu:• Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
2012-01-29 Unnamed:• Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
2012-01-28 Wasamba:• Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
2012-01-27 Suranimala:• Pinnawela's 'Suranimala' creates a surprise for visitors
2012-01-18 Elvina:• http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/01/08/new22.asp
•  http://exploresrilanka.lk/2014/08/jumbo-babies-cometh/
2012-01-18 unknown:• http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/01/08/new22.asp
2012-01-18 unknown:• http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/01/08/new22.asp
2012-01-18 unknown:• http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/01/08/new22.asp
2012-01-18 unknown:• http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/01/08/new22.asp
2012-01-18 Binuki:• http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/01/08/new22.asp
•  http://exploresrilanka.lk/2014/08/jumbo-babies-cometh/
•  https://www.runews.lk/news/item/24912-pinnawala-elephatn
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
2011-03-17 Mihiri:• http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/03/18/news42.asp
2011-03-12 Unnamed:• http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/36052.html
2010-09-08 Mahaweli (Mahavali):• 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
2010-09-08 Rejina:• 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
•  https://www.runews.lk/news/item/24912-pinnawala-elephatn
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
2010-08-31 Mayuri:• 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
2008-09-11 Ninja:• 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
2007-05-03 Pandu:• https://www.runews.lk/news/item/24912-pinnawala-elephatn

Pinnawala elephant orphanage on elephant-news.com

Pinnawala elephant orphanage is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2020-09-07Responding to decision to move dep. of zoological gardens under ministry of tourism - Elephant News
2015-04-20Lanka’s first open air zoo will open today - Elephant News
2015-04-11Anjalee the elephant: auckland zookeeper has spent 6 months to get her here - Elephant News
2015-04-09Update: attempt to seize oruwala elephants engaged in polo results in jumbo encounter - Elephant News
2015-03-13Auckland-bound elephant anjalee is on her way - Elephant News
2013-04-10Oil anointing for 100 elephants - Elephant News
2020-09-26Pinnawala elephant orphanage runs risk of being blacklisted: minister - Elephant News


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