Menika
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka

♀ Menika

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 33 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1989-08-14 captive-born
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: Neela x ♀ Komali (Komalee)
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2001-06-23 Migara

2. Born 2005 Mihiri

3. Born 2011-03-17 Trinki
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

1989-08-14Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Record history
History of updates2012-01-30: corr father, birth date

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

Location


Menika is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Menika arrived in 1989-08-14 to the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Menika lives together with 69 other elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage:

  1. 4. ♀ Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. 5. ♀ Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  3. 6. ♀ Anusha born 1949
  4. 7. ♂ Asela born 2007?
  5. 8. ♀ Ashokamala born 1998-08-07
  6. 9. ♀ Bharathi born 2007
  7. 10. ⚪ Binuki born 2011
  8. 11. ♂ Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  9. 12. ♂ Charaka born 2006-00-00
  10. 13. ♀ Dinuda born 2009-05-24
  11. 14. ⚪ Diula
  12. 15. ⚪ Elvina born 2011
  13. 16. ♂ Haritha
  14. 17. ♂ Isira born 2011
  15. 18. ♂ Jadura born 1966?
  16. 19. ♂ Jayathu
  17. 20. ♂ Kadol born 2011
  18. 21. ♀ Kamani
  19. 22. ♂ Kanaka born 2009-05-24
  20. 23. ♂ Kandula III (Bibile)
  21. 24. ♀ Kiriya III (Kira)
  22. 25. ♀ Komali (Komalee) born 1971
  23. 26. ♂ Kora Aliya
  24. 27. ♀ Kumari born 1965
  25. 28. ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  26. 29. ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  27. 30. ♀ Mayuri born 1983
  28. 31. ♂ Meega
  29. 32. ♀ Meena
  30. 33. ♀ Menika II
  31. 34. ♀ Nandi born 2011
  32. 35. ♂ Nandimithra born 1995-09-27
  33. 36. ♂ Neela born 1964
  34. 37. ♀ Nikini II
  35. 38. ♀ Ninja born 1985
  36. 39. ♀ Noni
  37. 40. ♀ Pali born 2003
  38. 41. ♂ Pandu born 2005-08-00
  39. 42. ♀ Punchi
  40. 43. ♀ Ramiya
  41. 44. ♀ Randivi
  42. 45. ♂ Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  43. 46. ♀ Rejina born 1982
  44. 47. ♀ Sama
  45. 48. ♀ Sama I born 1987-12-18
  46. 49. ♂ Sampath (Sumpath) born 1952
  47. 50. ♀ Sandalee (Sandali)
  48. 51. ♀ Sapumali born 1997
  49. 52. ♀ Shanthi
  50. 53. ♀ Shermi
  51. 54. ♀ Sukumali born 1984-07-05
  52. 55. ♀ Surangie
  53. 56. ♂ Suranimala
  54. 57. ♀ Thammenna
  55. 58. ♀ Thilaka
  56. 59. ⚪ Thilamalai
  57. 60. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  58. 61. ⚪ unknown
  59. 62. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  60. 63. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  61. 64. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  62. 65. ⚪ unknown born 2010
  63. 66. ♂ Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  64. 67. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  65. 68. ⚪ unnamed born 2021-09-11
  66. 69. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  67. 70. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  68. 71. ♀ Uthpala born 1999-08-06
  69. 72. ♂ Wasamba born 1999-02-09

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Offspring


  1. (M) 2001-06-23 Migara
  2. (F) 2005 Mihiri
  3. (unknown) 2011-03-17 Trinki

Origin


Menika was born captive-born 1989-08-14 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Parentage


Parents of Menika are: ♂ Neela (father) and ♀ Komali (Komalee) (mother).

Siblings through the father Neela:

  1. 1993-11-15(F) Anuradhika
  2. 1994-04-10(M) Aruna
  3. 1995-09-27(M) Nandimithra
  4. 1995-10-27(M) Isuru
  5. 1997-02-07(M) Arjuna (Kandula VI)
  6. 1998-01-29(M) Salia (Saliya)
  7. 1998-08-07(F) Ashokamala
  8. 1999-02-09(M) Wasamba
  9. 1999-08-06(F) Uthpala
  10. 2000-06-04(M) Pinnawala
  11. 2001-06-23(M) Migara
  12. 2001-10-11(F) Anula (Anura)
  13. 2003(F) Pali
  14. 2007(F) Bharathi

Siblings through the mother Komali (Komalee):

  1. 1994-04-10(M) Aruna
  2. 1998-08-07(F) Ashokamala

Pedigree


Menikas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Menika

Sire (f):
Neela

Born: 1964

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Dame m:
Komali (Komalee)

Born: 1971

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Menika, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 August 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1825. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
  • Geburt und Jugendendwicklung von Asiatischen Elefanten -Beoabachtungen aus der Pinnawela Elephant Sanctuary von Sri Lanka, Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos, nr 2 1999, by Fred Kurt, Birgit Dastig, Sandra Petzhold, Julia Rastelli, Judith Schmelz, Verena Tragau
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