Eka Dantheya (Nilame) at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth

† Eka Dantheya (Nilame)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 2018-03-12
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
ArrivedKandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
Document updated2018-03-16: dead
The elephant was named Eka Dantheya since he had only his left tusk.

Sources, among others

  • https://biodiversitysrilanka.org/2017/03/15/emple-of-the-tooth-tusker-dies/

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