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

♂ Neela

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 57 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1964 wild
Birth place:
Offspring
Total: 15 babies

1. Born 1989-08-14 Menika

2. Born 1993-11-15 Anuradhika

3. Born 1994-04-10 Aruna

4. Born 1995-09-27 Nandimithra

5. Born 1995-10-27 Isuru

6. Born 1997-02-07 Arjuna (Kandula VI)

7. Born 1998-01-29 Salia (Saliya)

8. Born 1998-08-07 Ashokamala

9. Born 1999-02-09 Wasamba

10. Born 1999-08-06 Uthpala

11. Born 2000-06-04 Pinnawala

12. Born 2001-06-23 Migara

13. Born 2001-10-11 Anula (Anura)

14. Born 2003 Pali

15. Born 2007 Bharathi
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

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

Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
from Bentota Tourist Complex elephant orphanage

Record history
History of updates2012-01-30: 

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

Location


Neela is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Neela arrived in 1975-00-00 to the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, relocated from the Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo), in Sri Lanka.

Neela lives together with 71 other elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage:
  1. 16. ♀ Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. 17. ♀ Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  3. 18. ♀ Anusha born 1949
  4. 19. ♂ Asela born 2007?
  5. 20. ♀ Ashokamala born 1998-08-07
  6. 21. ♀ Bharathi born 2007
  7. 22. ⚪ Binuki born 2011
  8. 23. ♂ Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  9. 24. ♂ Charaka born 2006-00-00
  10. 25. ♀ Dinuda born 2009-05-24
  11. 26. ⚪ Diula
  12. 27. ⚪ Elvina born 2011
  13. 28. ♂ Haritha
  14. 29. ♂ Isira born 2011
  15. 30. ♂ Jadura born 1966?
  16. 31. ♂ Jayathu
  17. 32. ♂ Kadol born 2011
  18. 33. ♀ Kamani
  19. 34. ♂ Kanaka born 2009-05-24
  20. 35. ♂ Kandula III (Bibile)
  21. 36. ♀ Kiriya III (Kira)
  22. 37. ♀ Komali (Komalee) born 1971
  23. 38. ♂ Kora Aliya
  24. 39. ♀ Kumari born 1965
  25. 40. ♂ Mahasen born 2004-11-26
  26. 41. ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  27. 42. ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  28. 43. ♀ Mayuri born 1983
  29. 44. ♂ Meega
  30. 45. ♀ Meena
  31. 46. ♀ Menika born 1989-08-14
  32. 47. ♀ Menika II
  33. 48. ♀ Mihiri born 2005
  34. 49. ♀ Nandi born 2011
  35. 50. ♂ Nandimithra born 1995-09-27
  36. 51. ♀ Nikini II
  37. 52. ♀ Ninja born 1985
  38. 53. ♀ Noni
  39. 54. ♀ Pali born 2003
  40. 55. ♂ Pandu born 2005-08-00
  41. 56. ♀ Punchi
  42. 57. ♀ Ramiya
  43. 58. ♀ Randivi
  44. 59. ♂ Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  45. 60. ♀ Rejina born 1982
  46. 61. ♀ Sama
  47. 62. ♀ Sama I born 1987-12-18
  48. 63. ♂ Sampath (Sumpath) born 1952
  49. 64. ♀ Sandalee (Sandali)
  50. 65. ♀ Sapumali born 1997
  51. 66. ♀ Shanthi
  52. 67. ♀ Shermi
  53. 68. ♀ Sukumali born 1984-07-05
  54. 69. ♀ Surangie
  55. 70. ♂ Suranimala
  56. 71. ♀ Thammenna
  57. 72. ♀ Thilaka
  58. 73. ⚪ Thilamalai
  59. 74. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  60. 75. ⚪ unknown
  61. 76. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  62. 77. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  63. 78. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  64. 79. ⚪ unknown born 2010
  65. 80. ⚪ unnamed born 2021-09-11
  66. 81. ♂ Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  67. 82. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  68. 83. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  69. 84. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  70. 85. ♀ Uthpala born 1999-08-06
  71. 86. ♂ Wasamba born 1999-02-09


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Offspring


Total: 15 babies

  1. (F) 1989-08-14 Menika
  2. (F) 1993-11-15 Anuradhika
  3. (M) 1994-04-10 Aruna
  4. (M) 1995-09-27 Nandimithra
  5. (M) 1995-10-27 Isuru
  6. (M) 1997-02-07 Arjuna (Kandula VI)
  7. (M) 1998-01-29 Salia (Saliya)
  8. (F) 1998-08-07 Ashokamala
  9. (M) 1999-02-09 Wasamba
  10. (F) 1999-08-06 Uthpala
  11. (M) 2000-06-04 Pinnawala
  12. (M) 2001-06-23 Migara
  13. (F) 2001-10-11 Anula (Anura)
  14. (F) 2003 Pali
  15. (F) 2007 Bharathi

Origin


Neela was born wild 1964.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Neela, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1826. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
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