Anusha an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 71 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage
ArrivalPinnawala elephant orphanage 1986-00-00
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Born:* 1949 wild Sri Lanka
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1989-08-16 Rangiri
  2. (M) 1995-10-27 Isuru
Document updated2010-09-07: arrival
Caught in the jungle in Dadiarisouya.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Anusha, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Wayne Jackson, Canada
  • 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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