Kamala at Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Kamala at Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Kamala. Calgary Zoo 03/2009. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft
ID Number:   SSP Number: 145 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park
ArrivedSmithsonian National Zoological Park 2014-05-22
from Calgary Zoo
Calgary Zoo 1976-05-25
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) 1976-00-00
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Pinnawala elephant orphanage 1975-00-00
from Yala Ruhunu National Park
Born:1975-09-00 wild Sri Lanka
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1986-08-11 -- † 2015-10-22 Calvin (Chanda), EEP nr: 8612, SSP nr: 147
  2. (F) 1990-07-14 Maharani (Rani), SSP nr: 307
Document updated2009-02-28: Text

2009-03-04: Image

2014-05-22: transfer
2018-10-05: link to EleWiki submitted
Orphaned and brought to Pinnawela elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Kamala, Swarna and a bull who died in 1991, Bandara, all arrived at the Calgary Zoo in May 1976 from the Sri Lanka National Zoo.

Sources, among others

  • Brent Van Hooft, Elephant Keeper Calgary Zoo
  • Kathleen Hewitt, Calgary Zoo

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