Mahaweli (Mahavali) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Mahaweli (Mahavali)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 37 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage
ArrivedPinnawala elephant orphanage
Born:1981 wild Sri Lanka
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1999-12-07 Buwaneka
  2. (F) 2004-10-17 Janita (Janitha), EEP nr: 200411
Document updated2010-09-08: 
name from the river she was caught in.

Sources, among others

  • Wayne Jackson, Canada
  • 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

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