Vijaya an Asian elephant at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

 ☨ ♂ Vijaya  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 36 years old
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Born:* 1963 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1999-09-11
Death reason: disease: brain Cancer
Total: 5 babies

1. Born 1984-07-05 Sukumali

2. Born 1987-12-18 Sama I

3. Born 1989-08-16 Rangiri

4. Born 1993-07-01 Esala

5. Born 1994-04-16 Amali
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1975-00-00Pinnawala elephant orphanage
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Document updated2020-11-16
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† Vijaya is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka, of disease in 1999-09-11. Official death reason described as brain Cancer. (see detailed list).


Total: 5 babies

  1. (F) 1984-07-05 Sukumali
  2. (F) 1987-12-18 Sama I
  3. (M) 1989-08-16 Rangiri
  4. (M) 1993-07-01 Esala
  5. (F) 1994-04-16 Amali


Vijaya was born wild 1963.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Vijaya, an Asian at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 January 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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