Salia (Saliya)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya in Sri Lanka

♂ Salia (Saliya)



Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 23 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1998-01-29 captive-born
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: Neela x ♀ Mathali (Mathalee)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

2003-05-16Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Record history
History of updates2012-01-30: 

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

Location


Salia (Saliya) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya, in Sri Lanka.

Salia (Saliya) arrived in 2003-05-16 to the Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya, relocated from the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Salia (Saliya) lives together with 2 other elephants at the Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya:
  1. Kataragama Vasana born 1970
  2. Tharindu born 2006-07-04


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

Origin


Salia (Saliya) was born captive-born 1998-01-29 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Parentage


Parents of Salia (Saliya) are: ♂ Neela (father) and ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) (mother).

Siblings through the father Neela:

  1. 1989-08-14(F) Menika
  2. 1993-11-15(F) Anuradhika
  3. 1994-04-10(M) Aruna
  4. 1995-09-27(M) Nandimithra
  5. 1995-10-27(M) Isuru
  6. 1997-02-07(M) Arjuna (Kandula VI)
  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 Mathali (Mathalee):

  1. 1987-12-18(F) Sama I
  2. 1994-04-16(F) Amali
  3. 2000-06-04(M) Pinnawala
  4. 2005(F) Madhavi

Pedigree


Salia (Saliya)s ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Salia (Saliya)

Sire (f):
Neela

Born: 1964

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Mathali (Mathalee)

Born: 1970

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Salia (Saliya), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kataragama Kiri Vehera Dewalaya in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1837. (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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