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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Pokuna Raja  dead elephant

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 10 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 2010? wild
Birth place: in Uda Walawe Nationalpark
Capture: collapsed in a water tank
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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† 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.


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

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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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