Relocated elephants from Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka


Pinnawala elephant orphanage had previously 54 elephants relocated to new location.  

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

?
1994-00-00
Kotte Rajamaha Viahara
51Soma I EM - F FC wild
?
Siri Alanmathiniyaramaya Purana Viharaya
52Lasanda EM - F FC unknown
?
Matara Weherahena temple
53Kumari II EM - F FC
?
Ridi Vihara (Silver temple)
54Mehedu (Mihindu) EM - M FC 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 16 May 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)
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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    Pinnawala elephant orphanage is mentioned on Elephant News:

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    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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