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Sama I at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Sama I
ID Number:Local id Number: 2 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 31 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage
ArrivedPinnawala elephant orphanage 1987-12-18
Born:1987-12-18 captive-born in
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Parents: Vijaya x Mathali (Mathalee)
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 2001-10-11 Anula (Anura)
  2. (M) 2006-07-04 Tharindu
Siblings through the father Vijaya:
  1. 1984-07-05(F) Sukumali
  2. 1989-08-16(M) Rangiri
  3. 1993-07-01(M) Esala
  4. 1994-04-16(F) Amali
Siblings through the mother Mathali (Mathalee):
  1. 1994-04-16(F) Amali
  2. 1998-01-29(M) Salia (Saliya)
  3. 2000-06-04(M) Pinnawala
  4. 2005(F) Madhavi
Sama Is pedigree:
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Document updated2012-01-30: birth date
Sama was the second captive born elephant in Pinnawala.

Sources, among others

  • 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

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