Deceased elephants at Yala Ruhunu National Park in Sri Lanka


This database list 5 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♂ EM Missaka 35Born: wild 1983 x Dead:2018-04-19, poached sepsis
2+ ♂ EM Kavan 35Born: wild x Dead:2018, unknown
3+ ♂ EM Thilak 35Born: x Dead:2017-06-14,
4+ ♂ EM Borg < 1 35Born: wild 2011 x Biso-Menike Dead:2012, starvation
5+ ♂ EM Kublai Khan 28Born: wild 1981 x Dead:2009-08-23 (28 years after arrival), disease sepsis1981-00-00

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Yala Ruhunu National Park

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Yala Ruhunu National Park in Sri Lanka, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 29 November 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=874 (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)
2018-10-23 Borg:• http://www.ccrsl.org/Literature/stories/the-tragedy-of-yala
2018-08-09 Kavan:• Jenny Pastorini, http://www.ccrsl.org/CCR/Stories/ElephantCollaring.htm
•  http://www.ft.lk/other-sectors/Government-to-wage-war-on-wild-elephants/57-660090
2018-04-21 Missaka:• http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Tusker-Missaka-dies-from-sepsis-148844.html
2018-03-15 Thilak:• http://www.sundaytimes.lk/article/1023678/longest-surviving-tasker-in-yala-dies
2009-09-08 Kublai Khan:• Kublai Khan - The end of a majestic trail


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