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

Biography
♂ Jana 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 Sri Lanka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2022-04-18

Latest document update2022-04-01 12:55:16
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Biography


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

Jana Raja arrived to the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth unknown date, relocated from the Sri Lanka unspecified location, in Sri Lanka.


Social

Jana 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. Kaveri Raja
  5. Raju born 2006
  6. Senarath born 2004-09-13
  7. Sindhu born 2006
  8. Sinha Raja
  9. Thai Raja


Origin

Jana Raja was born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location.


Comments / pictures

Known for his adamant nature yet one of the tuskers with beautiful and long, unique tusks, Jana Raja was gifted to the Temple of the Tooth in 1985.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Jana 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=10451. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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