Raja at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Raja at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

† Raja
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Status:foot problems
Dead date: 2013-01-12
Death reason: age: foot abcess
People killed:1
Location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage
ArrivedPinnawala elephant orphanage 1994-00-00
from Anuradhapura forest
Born: wild
Document updated2013-01-13: dead
Raja is blind, and is therefore not taken for baths together with the rest of the Pinnawela elephants. He went blind following an attack by a hunter at Galenbindunuwewa and was taken to Pinnawala.

2013-01-12: died.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.lankapuvath.lk/index.php/latest-news/general2/28030-blind-pinnawala-raja-dies

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