Captive born elephants at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka

NrIdNameSpecies
Sex
AgeBirthDeath dateParentsPresent or last LocationArrival
1unnamed
EM 02021-09-11Pandu x RejinaPinnawala elephant orphanage2021-09-11
2unnamed (twin)
EM M 02021-08-31Pandu x SurangiePinnawala elephant orphanage2021-08-31
3unnamed (twin)
EM M 02021-08-31Pandu x SurangiePinnawala elephant orphanage2021-08-31
4Unnamed
EM M 102011-07-16Wasamba x ThilakaPinnawala elephant orphanage2011-07-16
5 Local birth nr: 59
Trinki
EM unknown 102011-03-17 x MenikaSri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)2013-00-00
6Gagana
EM M 102011-03-05 x Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth2017-00-00
7Unnamed
EM 102011-02-17 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage2011-02-17
8+ noname
EM < 1 102011-02-162011-02-16 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage2011-02-16
9+ unknown
EM < 1 102011-01-162011-08-09 x LasandaPinnawala elephant orphanage2011-01-16
10Kadol
EM M 102011 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage2011-00-00
11Elvina
EM 102011 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage2011-00-00
12Nandi
EM F 102011 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage2011-00-00
13unknown
EM 102011 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage2011-00-00
14unknown
EM 102011 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage2011-00-00
15unknown
EM 102011 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage2011-00-00
16unknown
EM 102011 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage2011-00-00
17Isira
EM M 102011 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage2011-00-00
18Binuki
EM 102011 x RejinaPinnawala elephant orphanage2011-00-00
19 Local birth nr: 50
Kanaka
EM M 122009-05-24Jayathu x SurangiePinnawala elephant orphanage2009-05-24
20Dinuda
EM F 122009-05-24 x Sandalee (Sandali)Pinnawala elephant orphanage2009-05-24
21Udara
EM M 122009-04-04 x UthpalaYongin Everland theme park and zoo2014-00-00
22Milinda (Melinde)
EM M 132008? x MeenaTokuyama Municipal Zoo2013-09-18
23Asela
EM M 142007? x AnuradhaPinnawala elephant orphanage
24 Local birth nr: 48
Vidula
EM M 142007-08-25 x SapumaliTama Zoological Park2012-11-30
25Bharathi
EM F 142007Neela x AmaliPinnawala elephant orphanage2007-00-00
26Namally (Namali)
EM F 152006-09-01Jayathu x Soma ITokuyama Municipal Zoo2013-09-18
27 ASMP id: 74? (unconfirmed) Anjalee
EM F 152006-08-23Jayathu x MayuriAuckland Zoo2015-06-21
28Tharindu
EM M 152006-07-04Jayathu x Sama IKataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya
29Wishwa
EM M 152006-06-09 Neelagiri x Kiriya III (Kira)Unknown
30Charaka
EM M 152006-00-00 x AnuradhikaPinnawala elephant orphanage2006-00-00
31unknown
EM M 152006 x Unknown2006-00-00
32Raju
EM M 152006 x PunchiKandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth2009-07-27
33Sindhu
EM M 152006 x ShanthiKandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth2009-07-27
34 EEP id: 200517 Tamara
EM F 162005-08-23 Neelagiri x ThammennaPrague Zoo (Zoo Praha)2012-10-07
35Madhavi
EM F 162005 x Mathali (Mathalee)Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
36Mihiri
EM F 162005 x MenikaPinnawala elephant orphanage2005-00-00
37+ Gajaba
EM M 1320052018-08-05 x KumariSeoul Grand Park Zoo2010-09-29
38Mahasen
EM M 172004-11-26 x KamaniPinnawala elephant orphanage2004-11-26
39Amara
EM F 172004-10-29 x ThilakaTama Zoological Park2012-11-30
40 EEP id: 200411 Janita
EM F 172004-10-17Jayathu x Mahaweli (Mahavali)Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)2012-10-07
41Senarath
EM M 172004-09-13Jayathu x SukumaliKandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth2017-00-00
42Sugala
EM F 172004-08-23 Neelagiri x ShermiSeoul Grand Park Zoo2010-09-29
43Kosala (Kosara)
EM M 172004-05-10 Neelagiri x RejinaHigashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens2007-07-28
44+ stillborn
EM M < 1 172004-03-222004-04-22 Neelagiri x Nikini IIPinnawala elephant orphanage2004-03-22
45+ killed
EM < 1 172004-02-272004-03-20 x LasandaPinnawala elephant orphanage2004-02-27
46Pali
EM F 182003Neela x Ranmali (Ranmalee)Pinnawala elephant orphanage2003-00-00
47Anula (Anura)
EM F 202001-10-11Neela x Sama IHigashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens2007-07-28
48+ Binari
EM F 22001-09-192003-01-03 x ShermiPinnawala elephant orphanage2001-09-19
49Migara
EM M 202001-06-23Neela x MenikaBeijing Zoo2007-02-16
50Kema (Khema)
EM F 202001 x SukumaliSri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
51Pinnawala
EM M 212000-06-04Neela x Mathali (Mathalee)Pinnawala Zoo2011-00-00
52Buwaneka
EM M 221999-12-07Jadura x Mahaweli (Mahavali)Pinnawala elephant orphanage1999-12-07
53Uthpala
EM F 221999-08-06Neela x RejinaPinnawala elephant orphanage1999-08-06
54Wasamba
EM M 221999-02-09Neela x AnuradhaPinnawala elephant orphanage1999-02-09
55Ashokamala
EM F 231998-08-07Neela x Komali (Komalee)Pinnawala elephant orphanage
56Salia (Saliya)
EM M 231998-01-29Neela x Mathali (Mathalee)Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya2003-05-16
57Arjuna (Kandula VI)
EM M 241997-02-07Neela x SukumaliMatara Weherahena temple
58Isuru
EM M 261995-10-27Neela x AnushaMahiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya2002-03-23
59Nandimithra
EM M 261995-09-27Neela x RejinaPinnawala elephant orphanage1995-09-27
60Amali
EM F 271994-04-16Vijaya x Mathali (Mathalee)Pinnawala elephant orphanage1994-04-16
61+ Aruna
EM M 271994-04-10Neela x Komali (Komalee)Pinnawala elephant orphanage1994-04-10
62Anuradhika
EM F 281993-11-15Neela x AnuradhaPinnawala elephant orphanage1993-11-15
63Esala
EM M 281993-07-01Vijaya x KumariPolwatte temple2002-07-11
64Rangiri
EM M 321989-08-16Vijaya x AnushaPinnawala elephant orphanage1989-08-16
65Menika
EM F 321989-08-14Neela x Komali (Komalee)Pinnawala elephant orphanage1989-08-14
66+ Vikum
EM M 21989-07-111991-05-18 x KumariPinnawala elephant orphanage1989-07-11
67 Local birth nr: 2
Sama I
EM F 341987-12-18Vijaya x Mathali (Mathalee)Pinnawala elephant orphanage1987-12-18
68 Local birth nr: 1
Sukumali
EM F 371984-07-05Vijaya x KumariPinnawala elephant orphanage1984-07-05
69unknown
EM x Pinnawala elephant orphanage


Source for the list of elephants born at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Reference list

Facts about Captive born elephants at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 23 September 2021 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)
2018-11-04 Trinki:
  • http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/03/18/news42.asp">"Another birth at Pinnawala," DailyNews.lk, 2011-03-18


  • http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=85838


  • https://www.bva.co.uk/uploadedFiles/Content/Membership_and_benefits/Students/liliana-heinrich-travel-grant-full-report.pdf

  • 2018-08-07 Gajaba:
  • http://koreabizwire.com/asian-elephant-at-seoul-grand-park-dies-suddenly/122439
  • 2018-05-17 Esala:
  • 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
  • 2018-05-17 Binari:
  • http://cheerans.com/files/Captive-Elephant-Workshop.pdf


  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228378716_Captive_Breeding_of_Elephants_at_Pinnawala_Elephant_Orphanage_in_Sri_Lanka">Captive Breeding of Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka, by Chandana Rajapaksa, University of Peradeniya
  • 2018-05-17 Vidula:
  • R. C. Rajapaksa


  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228378716_Captive_Breeding_of_Elephants_at_Pinnawala_Elephant_Orphanage_in_Sri_Lanka">Captive Breeding of Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka, by Chandana Rajapaksa, University of Peradeniya


  • http://www.colombopage.com/archive_07/September4133946SL.html

  • 2018-05-17 Senarath:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.


  • http://www.hirunews.lk/167228/gagana-abhaya-senarath-join-dalada-perahera
  • 2018-05-17 Kadol:
  • http://www.asianelephant.net/" 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


  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228378716_Captive_Breeding_of_Elephants_at_Pinnawala_Elephant_Orphanage_in_Sri_Lanka">Captive Breeding of Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka, by Chandana Rajapaksa, University of Peradeniya

  • 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

  • 2018-05-17 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 Amara:
  • http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/01/08/new22.asp


  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228378716_Captive_Breeding_of_Elephants_at_Pinnawala_Elephant_Orphanage_in_Sri_Lanka">Captive Breeding of Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka, by Chandana Rajapaksa, University of Peradeniya
  • 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:
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228378716_Captive_Breeding_of_Elephants_at_Pinnawala_Elephant_Orphanage_in_Sri_Lanka">Captive Breeding of Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka, by Chandana Rajapaksa, University of Peradeniya

  • 2016-03-31 Anjalee:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.


  • http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/sites/explore-the-zoo/elephants/Elephant-profiles
  • 2016-01-03 Janita:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 2016-01-03 Tamara:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 2014-01-31 Anula (Anura):
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 2013-10-18 Namally (Namali):
  • Tomokazu Doigami


  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.


  • http://www.asianelephant.net/" Jonas Livet, France
  • 2013-10-18 Milinda (Melinde):
  • Tomokazu Doigami
  • 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
  • 2012-01-31 Aruna:
  • 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 Arjuna (Kandula VI):
  • 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 Tharindu:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 2012-01-31 Sugala:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 2012-01-31 Wishwa:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 2012-01-30 Migara:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 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 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 Isuru:
  • 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 Salia (Saliya):
  • 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 killed:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 2012-01-30 stillborn:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 2012-01-30 Pinnawala:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 2012-01-30 Kosala (Kosara):
  • http://sundaytimes.lk/070819/Plus/pls12.html
  • 2012-01-30 unknown:
  • http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/01/08/new22.asp
  • 2012-01-29 Vikum:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 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 Unnamed:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 2012-01-29 unknown:
  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=5819
  • 2012-01-28 Wasamba:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 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
  • 2011-03-17 Mihiri:
  • http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/03/18/news42.asp
  • 2011-03-12 Unnamed:
  • http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/36052.html
  • 2011-03-12 noname:
  • http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/36052.html

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