Pokuna Raja
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Uda Walawe Nationalpark in Sri Lanka

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Pokuna Raja  dead elephant


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Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 10 years old (estimated age)
Origin
Born:* 2010? wild
Birth place: in Uda Walawe Nationalpark
Capture: collapsed in a water tank
Death
Dead: 2020-04-30
Death location: Kemthunegala, Udawalawe Wildlife Park
Death reason: poached: gunshot
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Uda Walawe Nationalpark, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

Uda Walawe Nationalpark
from Maduru Oya National Park

2018-03-30Maduru Oya National Park
from Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home

2013-09-00Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home
from Uda Walawe Nationalpark

Record history
History of updates2019-05-04: reported dead

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† Pokuna Raja is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2020-04-30 at Uda Walawe Nationalpark, in Sri Lanka, . Official death reason described as gunshot.

Origin


Pokuna Raja was born wild 2010? at Uda Walawe Nationalpark, captured at collapsed in a water tank.


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2013-09: In September 2013, a baby male elephant was found alone, collapsed in a water tank. The staff estimated his age to be around 18 months.

2018: He was released this summer in a batch of seven orphans, which also included our female Matriarch Grusha.

2020-05-04: The post-mortem examination on the elephant ‘Pokuna’ who was found dead at Kemthunegala, Udawalawe Wildlife Park revealed that it had died due to a gunshot

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Pokuna Raja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Uda Walawe Nationalpark in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=11936. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories2020 deaths | 2010 births | Elephants from Uda Walawe Nationalpark | Sri Lanka | Asian elephants


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