Sinha Raja
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka

Biography
♂ Sinha Raja

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus maximus
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
from Peradeniya Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

Peradeniya Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science
from Sri Lanka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2022-04-18

Latest document update2022-04-01 12:50:22
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Biography


Sinha Raja is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, in Sri Lanka.

Sinha Raja arrived to the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth unknown date, relocated from the Peradeniya Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science, in Sri Lanka.


Social

Sinha Raja lives together with 9 other elephants at the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Abhaya born 2010
  2. Gagana born 2011-03-05
  3. Indi Raja born 1980
  4. Jana Raja
  5. Kaveri Raja
  6. Raju born 2006
  7. Senarath born 2004-09-13
  8. Sindhu born 2006
  9. Thai Raja


Origin

Sinha Raja was born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location.


Comments / pictures


During the civil war in the North, baby Sinha Raja was separated from his heard, lost, and injured in the forests in Vavuniya when he was rescued by the Sinha Regiment. The Army brought him to the Peradeniya veterinary faculty for treatments. Once he was cured he was gifted to the Temple of the Tooth.

Noted for his Intelligence and grandeur Sinha Raja also parades the Relic Casket at Dalada Peraheras. Today he is the sub leader of the elephant troop at Temple of the Tooth.
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Sinha Raja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=10450. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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