Relocated elephants from Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka


Pinnawala elephant orphanage had previously 57 elephants relocated to new location.

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival
Departure
Present locationImport
1 ♀ EM - Anjalee
ASMP id: 74? (unconfirmed)
FC: Born captive-born 2006-08-23 2006-08-23
2015-03-00
Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo 2015
2 ♂ EM - Milinda (Melinde)
FC: Born captive-born 2008? 2008-00-00
2013-09-18
Tokuyama Municipal Zoo 2013
3 ♀ EM - Namally (Namali)
FC: Born captive-born 2006-09-01 2006-09-01
Tokuyama Municipal Zoo 2013
4 ♂ EM - Vidula
FC: Born captive-born 2007-08-25 2007-08-25
2012-11-30
Tama Zoological Park 2012
5 ♀ EM - Tamara
EEP id: 200517
FC: Born captive-born 2005-08-23 2005-08-23
2012-10-07
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha) 2012
6 ♀ EM - Amara
FC: Born captive-born 2004-10-29 2004-10-29
2012-11-30
Tama Zoological Park 2012
7 ♀ EM - Janita
EEP id: 200411
FC: Born captive-born 2004-10-17 2004-10-17
2012-10-07
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha) 2012
8 † ♂ EM - Gajaba
dead: Born captive-born 2005 Dead: 2018-08-05, 13 yrs Reason: unknown: collapsed and died 2005-00-00
2010-09-29
Seoul Grand Park Zoo 2010
9 ♀ EM - Sugala
FC: Born captive-born 2004-08-23 2004-08-23
2010-09-29
Seoul Grand Park Zoo 2010
10 ♂ EM - Kosala (Kosara)
FC: Born captive-born 2004-05-10 2004-05-10
2007-07-28
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens 2007
11 ♀ EM - Anula (Anura)
FC: Born captive-born 2001-10-11 2001-10-11
2007-07-28
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens 2007
12 ♂ EM - Migara
unknown: Born captive-born 2001-06-23 2001-06-23
Beijing Zoo 2007
13 † ♀ EM - Marry
dead: Born unknown 1990 Dead: 2021-07-23, 31 yrs Reason: unknown:
1996-05-01
Tokushima Zoo 1996
14 † ♂ EM - Ranga
dead: Born unknown 1992 Dead: 2008-06-23, 16 yrs Reason: unknown:
1996-05-01
Tokushima Zoo 1996
15 † ♀ EM - Saheli (Sahaily, Menika)
dead: Born wild 1989 Dead: 2012-05-01, 23 yrs Reason: unknown:
1991-00-00
Islamabad Marghazar Zoo 1991
16 † ♀ EM - Geeta
EEP id: 8211
dead: Born wild 1980-06-00 Dead: 2006-02-07, 26 yrs Reason: euthanised: arthtritis? aggressive?
1980-10-00
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park 1982
17 ♀ EM - Valli
EEP id: 8010
FC: Born wild 1980 1980-00-00
1981-11-11
Skanda Vale Temple 1981
18 ♀ EM - Devi
SSP id: 221
PC: Born wild 1967 1977-03-00
1977-12-13
San Diego Zoo 1977
19 ♀ EM - Mali (Vishwamali)
FC: Born wild 1974
1977-00-00
Manila Zoo (Manila Zoological and Botanical Gardens) 1977
20 † ♀ EM - Shanthi
SSP id: 165
dead: Born wild 1976 Dead: 2020-06-26, 44 yrs Reason: euthanised: advanced osteoarthritis 1976-12-00
1976-12-00
Smithsonian National Zoological Park 1976
21 ♀ EM - Kamala
SSP id: 145
FC: Born wild 1975-09-00 1975-00-00
1976-00-00
Smithsonian National Zoological Park 1976
22 ♀ EM - Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali)
EEP id: 7602
FC: Born wild 1975-07-01
1976-03-01
Zurich Zoo 1976
23 † ♀ EM - Sumithi
SSP id: 220
dead: Born wild 1967 Dead: 2016-04-30, 49 yrs Reason: unknown: 1967-00-00
1968-06-04
San Diego Zoo 1968?
24 ⚪ EM - Trinki
FC: Born captive-born 2011-03-17 2011-03-17
2013-00-00
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
25 ♂ EM - Udara
FC: Born captive-born 2009-04-04 2009-04-04
2014-00-00
Yongin Everland theme park and zoo
26 ♂ EM - Sindhu
FC: Born captive-born 2006
2009-07-27
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
27 ♂ EM - Raju
FC: Born captive-born 2006
2009-07-27
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
28 ♂ EM - Jadhila
unknown: Born wild 1993
2003-08-22
Deraniyagala Sri Saman Devalaya
29 ♂ EM - Chula
FC: Born wild 1992
2003-04-17
Pelmadulla Purana Rajamaha Viharaya
30 † ♂ EM - Sinha Raja
dead: Born wild Dead: 2002, ? yrs Reason: accident: hit by lightning
2002-02-07
Polwatte temple
31 † ♀ EM - Mali
dead: Born wild 1980 Dead: , ? yrs Reason: unknown:
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
32 ♂ EM - Wasala
FC: Born wild 2012-04-00 2014-02-28
2014-00-00
Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thera
33 ♂ EM - Abhaya
FC: Born wild 2010 2010-10-00
2011-04-23
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
34 ♂ EM - Arjuna (Kandula VI)
FC: Born captive-born 1997-02-07 1997-02-07
2001-00-00
Matara Weherahena temple
35 ♂ EM - Kelaniya (Atlas)
FC: Born wild 2013? 2009-01-11
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara temple
36 ♀ EM - Ashokamala
FC: Born captive-born 1998-08-07 1998-08-07
2007-10-00
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
37 ♂ EM - Tharindu
FC: Born captive-born 2006-07-04 2006-07-04
Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya
38 ♂ EM - Wishwa
FC: Born captive-born 2006-06-09 2006-06-09
Unknown
39 ♀ EM - Mihiri
FC: Born captive-born 2005 2005-00-00
2013-06-01
Tehran Zoo
40 ♀ EM - Madhavi
FC: Born captive-born 2005 2005-00-00
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
41 ♂ EM - Mahasen
FC: Born captive-born 2004-11-26 2004-11-26
2013-06-01
Tehran Zoo
42 ♂ EM - Senarath
FC: Born captive-born 2004-09-13 2004-09-13
2017-00-00
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
43 ♀ EM - Kema (Khema)
FC: Born captive-born 2001 2001-00-00
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
44 ♂ EM - Pinnawala
FC: Born captive-born 2000-06-04 2000-06-04
2011-00-00
Pinnawala Zoo
45 ♂ EM - Salia (Saliya)
FC: Born captive-born 1998-01-29 1998-01-29
2003-05-16
Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya
46 ♂ EM - Isuru
FC: Born captive-born 1995-10-27 1995-10-27
2002-03-23
Mahiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya
47 ♂ EM - Esala
FC: Born captive-born 1993-07-01 1993-07-01
2002-07-11
Polwatte temple
48 ♂ EM - Kaavan
FC: Born wild 1981
1985-00-00
Elephant Sanctuary Cambodia
49 ♂ EM - Gagana
FC: Born captive-born 2011-03-05 2011-03-05
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
50 ♂ EM - Kandula II (Weera, Wira)
FC: Born unknown
2013-05-22
Kaduwela Kotalawela Sankapitti Vihara
51 ♂ EM - Sanka II
FC: Born wild 1989
2011-00-00
Pinnawala Zoo
52 † ♂ EM - Kapila
dead: Born unknown 1992 Dead: 2009-09-00, 17 yrs Reason: disease: anorexia, malnutrition
2003-00-00
Ragama temple (unknown name)
53 † ♂ EM - Lanka
dead: Born Dead: 2012-04-13, ? yrs Reason: :
1994-00-00
Kotte Rajamaha Viahara
54 ♀ EM - Soma I
FC: Born wild
Siri Alanmathiniyaramaya Purana Viharaya
55 ♀ EM - Lasanda
FC: Born unknown
Matara Weherahena temple
56 ♀ EM - Kumari II
FC: Born
Ridi Vihara (Silver temple)
57 ♂ EM - Mehedu (Mihindu)
FC: Born unknown
Unknown

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. (2021), available online retrieved 23 May 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)
2020-09-21 Kaavan:• Jonas Livet, France
•  http://kaavan1.rssing.com/browser.php?indx=58293335&last=1&item=3
•  https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/05/22/Court-orders-zoo-to-free-Pakistans-loneliest-elephant/4501590169401/
•  https://www.gulf-times.com/story/673397/Govt-undecided-about-two-bears-lone-elephant-in-Islamabad-s-zoo
•  https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/president-first-lady-bid-adieu-to-kaavan-lea-1094760.html
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/
2018-12-06 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:• "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
•  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 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 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
•  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/
•  Jonas Livet, France
•  http://zoonewsdigest.blogspot.com/2010/01/manila-zoos-elephant.html
•  "Manila zoo orders therapy for stressed-out animals," Elephant-News.com, 2008-04-16
2018-05-10 Geeta:• 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 (Georges Frei, Switzerland)
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.
•  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:• Peter Stolk, Netherlands
•  http://www.city.tokushima.tokushima.jp/zoo/topics/2008/topics20080815_02.html
•  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/
•  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
2011-03-17 Mihiri:• http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/03/18/news42.asp
2010-09-07 Mali:• Wayne Jackson, Canada
2010-05-19 Marry:• Jonas Livet, France
•  https://www.47news.jp/localnews/6561740.html
2009-04-26 Devi:• Ruka

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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