Relocated elephants from Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka

Pinnawala elephant orphanage had previously 53 elephants relocated to new location.  

Name - stud nr.
Species - Sex
Status Origin
Birth
Age Arrival
Departure
Present location
Devi
(221)
EM - F
PC wild
1967
53 1977-03-00
1977-12-13
San Diego Zoo
Sindhu

EM - M
FC captive-born
2006
14
2009-07-27
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
Raju

EM - M
FC captive-born
2006
14
2009-07-27
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
Jadhila

EM - M
unknown wild
1993
27
2003-08-22
Deraniyagala Sri Saman Devalaya
Chula

EM - M
FC wild
1992
28
2003-04-17
Pelmadulla Purana Rajamaha Viharaya
Sinharaja

EM - M
dead : 2002
accident: hit by lightning
wild
?
2002-02-07
Polwatte temple
Marry

EM - F
unknown unknown
1990
30
1996-05-01
Tokushima Zoo
Mali

EM - F
dead :
unknown:
wild
1980
-1980
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Wasala

EM - M
FC wild
2012-04-00
8 2014-02-28
2014-00-00
Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thera
Abhaya

EM - M
FC wild
2010
10 2010-10-00
2011-04-23
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
Arjuna (Kandula VI)

EM - M
FC captive-born
1997-02-07
23 1997-02-07
2001-00-00
Matara Weherahena temple
Kelaniya (Atlas)

EM - M
FC wild
2013?
7 2009-01-11
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara temple
Milinda (Melinde)

EM - M
FC captive-born
2008?
12 2008-00-00
2013-09-18
Tokuyama Municipal Zoo
Ashokamala

EM - F
FC captive-born
1998-08-07
22 1998-08-07
2007-10-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Anjalee (Anjali)
(74? (unconfirmed))
EM - F
FC captive-born
2006-08-23
14 2006-08-23
2015-06-21
Auckland Zoo
Tharindu

EM - M
FC captive-born
2006-07-04
14 2006-07-04
Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya
Wishwa

EM - M
FC captive-born
2006-06-09
14 2006-06-09
Unknown
Tamara (Thamara)
(200517)
EM - F
FC captive-born
2005-08-23
15 2005-08-23
2012-10-07
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
Gajaba

EM - M
dead : 2018-08-05
unknown: collapsed and died
captive-born
2005
13 2005-00-00
2010-09-29
Seoul Grand Park Zoo
Madhavi

EM - F
FC captive-born
2005
15 2005-00-00
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Amara

EM - F
FC captive-born
2004-10-29
16 2004-10-29
2012-11-30
Tama Zoological Park
Janita (Janitha)
(200411)
EM - F
FC captive-born
2004-10-17
16 2004-10-17
2012-10-07
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
Senarath

EM - M
FC captive-born
2004-09-13
16 2004-09-13
2017-00-00
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
Sugala

EM - F
FC captive-born
2004-08-23
16 2004-08-23
2010-09-29
Seoul Grand Park Zoo
Kosala (Kosara)

EM - M
FC captive-born
2004-05-10
16 2004-05-10
2007-07-28
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Anula (Anura)

EM - F
FC captive-born
2001-10-11
19 2001-10-11
2007-07-28
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Kema (Khema)

EM - F
FC captive-born
2001
19 2001-00-00
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Pinnawala

EM - M
FC captive-born
2000-06-04
20 2000-06-04
2011-00-00
Pinnawala Zoo
Salia (Saliya)

EM - M
FC captive-born
1998-01-29
22 1998-01-29
2003-05-16
Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya
Isuru

EM - M
FC captive-born
1995-10-27
25 1995-10-27
2002-03-23
Mahiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya
Esala

EM - M
FC captive-born
1993-07-01
27 1993-07-01
2002-07-11
Polwatte temple
Geeta
(8211)
EM - F
dead : 2006-02-07
euthanised: arthtritis? aggressive?
wild
1980-06-00
26
1980-10-00
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Shanthi
(165)
EM - F
dead : 2020-06-26
euthanised: advanced osteoarthritis
wild
1976
44 1976-12-00
1976-12-00
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Saheli (Sahaily, Menika)

EM - F
dead : 2012-05-01
unknown:
wild
1989
23
1991-00-00
Islamabad Marghazar Zoo
Valli
(8010)
EM - F
FC wild
1980
40 1980-00-00
1981-11-11
Skanda Vale Temple
Kamala
(145)
EM - F
FC wild
1975-09-00
45 1975-00-00
1976-00-00
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali)
(7602)
EM - F
FC wild
1975-07-01
45
1976-03-01
Zurich Zoo
Sumithi
(220)
EM - F
dead : 2016-04-30
unknown:
wild
1967
49 1967-00-00
1968-06-04
San Diego Zoo
Gagana

EM - M
FC captive-born
2011-03-05
9 2011-03-05
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
Namally (Namali)

EM - F
FC captive-born
2006-09-01
14 2006-09-01
Tokuyama Municipal Zoo
Kandula II (Weera, Wira)

EM - M
FC unknown
?
2013-05-22
Kaduwela Kotalawela Sankapitti Vihara
Sanka II

EM - M
FC wild
1989
31
2011-00-00
Pinnawala Zoo
Migara

EM - M
unknown captive-born
2001-06-23
19 2001-06-23
Beijing Zoo
Kapila

EM - M
dead : 2009-09-00
disease: anorexia, malnutrition
unknown
1992
17
2003-00-00
Ragama temple (unknown name)
Ranga

EM - M
dead : 2008-06-23
unknown:
unknown
1992
16
1996-05-01
Tokushima Zoo
Lanka

EM - M
dead : 2012-04-13
:

?
1994-00-00
Kotte Rajamaha Viahara
Mali (Vishwamali)

EM - F
FC wild
1974
46
1977-00-00
Manila Zoo (Manila Zoological and Botanical Gardens)
Soma I

EM - F
FC wild
?
Siri Alanmathiniyaramaya Purana Viharaya
Lasanda

EM - F
FC unknown
?
Matara Weherahena temple
Kumari II

EM - F
FC
?
Ridi Vihara (Silver temple)
Mehedu (Mihindu)

EM - M
FC unknown
?
Unknown
Vidula

EM - M
FC captive-born
2007-08-25
13 2007-08-25
2012-11-30
Tama Zoological Park
Trinki

EM - unknown
FC captive-born
2011-03-17
9 2011-03-17
2013-00-00
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)


Source for the list of elephants relocated, previously living at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Reference list

Facts about previously kept elephants, relocated from Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2020), available online retrieved 25 September 2020 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)
2020-06-28 Shanthi:
  • J. C. Danzansky, Washington Zoo

  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=2077">"Washington National Zoo Artificially Inseminates Asian Elephant Shanti," 2007-04-02

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=3239">"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/
  • 2018-12-06 Sumithi:
  • Ruka

  • 2018-11-05 Kelaniya (Atlas):
  • http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/06/05/pinnawala-elephants-to-be-given-away/

  • http://www.sundaytimes.lk/090111/News/sundaytimesnews_21.html

  • https://www.bva.co.uk/uploadedFiles/Content/Membership_and_benefits/Students/liliana-heinrich-travel-grant-full-report.pdf
  • 2018-11-05 Wasala:
  • http://www.lankatruth.com/home-2/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6526:wildlife-ministers-interest-in-mirigama-elephant-calf-&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

  • https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/baby-j-found-in-kandalama-walauwa/

  • 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

  • 2018-10-05 Kamala:
  • Brent Van Hooft, Elephant Keeper Calgary Zoo
  • Kathleen Hewitt, Calgary Zoo
  • 2018-09-19 Valli:
  • http://www.skandavale.org.uk/articles/Animals.htm
  • 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 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 Soma I:
  • http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/06/12/elephants-at-the-mercy-of-a-monk/
  • 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

  • 2018-05-17 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
  • 2018-05-12 Mali (Vishwamali):
  • http://friendsofmanilazoo.org/2011/will-mali-have-a-new-elephant-friend-soon-sri-lanka-to-gift-baby-elephant-to-manila-zoo/

  • http://www.asianelephant.net/" Jonas Livet, France

  • http://zoonewsdigest.blogspot.com/2010/01/manila-zoos-elephant.html

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=3741">"Manila zoo orders therapy for stressed-out animals," Elephant-News.com, 2008-04-16
  • 2018-05-10 Geeta:
  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=181">News article





  • 2018-05-04 Kapila:
  • http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2011/08/14/fea04.asp
  • 2017-03-09 Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali):
  • http://www.upali.ch/" http://www.upali.ch (Georges Frei, Switzerland)
  • 2016-03-31 Anjalee (Anjali):
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

  • http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/sites/explore-the-zoo/elephants/Elephant-profiles
  • 2016-01-03 Janita (Janitha):
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 2016-01-03 Tamara (Thamara):
  • 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
  • 2013-05-26 Kandula II (Weera, Wira):
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 2013-02-24 Ranga:
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1450584365">Peter Stolk, Netherlands

  • http://www.city.tokushima.tokushima.jp/zoo/topics/2008/topics20080815_02.html

  • http://www.asianelephant.net/" Jonas Livet, France
  • 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/

  • http://www.asianelephant.net/" Jonas Livet, France
  • 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 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.
  • 2012-01-31 Mehedu (Mihindu):
  • http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/06/05/pinnawala-elephants-to-be-given-away/
  • 2012-01-30 Migara:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 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 Pinnawala:
  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • 2012-01-30 Kosala (Kosara):
  • http://sundaytimes.lk/070819/Plus/pls12.html
  • 2010-09-07 Mali:
  • Wayne Jackson, Canada
  • 2010-05-19 Marry:
  • http://www.asianelephant.net/" Jonas Livet, France
  • 2009-04-26 Devi:
  • Ruka


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