Nandimithra an Asian elephant at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Nandimithra
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 25 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage
ArrivalPinnawala elephant orphanage 1995-09-27
Born:* 1995-09-27 captive-born
in Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Parents: Neela x Rejina (Rajina)
Siblings through the father Neela:
  1. 1989-08-14(F) Menika
  2. 1993-11-15(F) Anuradhika
  3. 1994-04-10(M) Aruna
  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 Rejina (Rajina):
  1. 1999-08-06(F) Uthpala
  2. 2004-05-10(M) Kosala (Kosara)
Nandimithras pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2012-01-30: 
Whan bathing in the river, Nandimithra can be seen on some distance away from the rest of the herd, chained to an anchor point.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Nandimithra, an Asian at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1835. (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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