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

Biography
♀ Ninja

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1985 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Record history
History of updates2024-06-27: naming of babies b 2010 and 2011
2024-06-30: more sources added

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Biography


Ninja is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Ninja arrived to the Pinnawala elephant orphanage unknown date,

Social

Ninja lives together with 68 other elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♀ Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. 2. ♀ Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  3. 3. ♀ Anusha
  4. 4. ♀ Ashokamala born 1998-08-07
  5. 5. ♀ Bharathi born 2007
  6. 6. ⚪ Binuki born 2011
  7. 7. ♂ Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  8. 8. ♂ Charaka born 2006-00-00
  9. 9. ♀ Dinuda born 2009-05-24
  10. 10. ♂ Disa (twin) born 2021-08-31
  11. 11. ⚪ Diula
  12. 12. ⚪ Elvina born 2011
  13. 13. ♂ Haritha
  14. 14. ♂ Jadura born 1966?
  15. 15. ♂ Jayathu
  16. 16. ♂ Kadol born 2011
  17. 17. ♀ Kamani
  18. 18. ♂ Kanaka born 2009-05-24
  19. 19. ♂ Kandula III (Bibile)
  20. 20. ♀ Kiriya III (Kira)
  21. 21. ♀ Komali (Komalee) born 1971
  22. 22. ♂ Kora Aliya
  23. 23. ♀ Kumari born 1965
  24. 24. ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  25. 25. ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  26. 26. ♀ Mayuri born 1983
  27. 27. ♂ Meega
  28. 28. ♀ Meena
  29. 29. ♀ Menika born 1989-08-14
  30. 30. ♀ Menika II
  31. 31. ♀ Nandi born 2011
  32. 32. ♂ Nandimithra born 1995-09-27
  33. 33. ♂ Neela born 1964
  34. 34. ♀ Nikini II
  35. 35. ♀ Noni
  36. 36. ♀ Pali born 2003
  37. 37. ♂ Pandu born 2005-08-00
  38. 38. ♀ Punchi
  39. 39. ♀ Ramiya
  40. 40. ♀ Randivi
  41. 41. ♂ Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  42. 42. ♀ Rejina born 1982
  43. 43. ♂ Sajjana (twin) born 2021-08-31
  44. 44. ♀ Sama
  45. 45. ♀ Sama I born 1987-12-18
  46. 46. ♂ Sampath
  47. 47. ♀ Sandalee (Sandali)
  48. 48. ♀ Sapumali born 1997
  49. 49. ♀ Shanthi
  50. 50. ♀ Shermi
  51. 51. ♀ Sukumali born 1984-07-05
  52. 52. ♀ Surangie
  53. 53. ♂ Suranimala
  54. 54. ♀ Thammenna
  55. 55. ♀ Thilaka
  56. 56. ⚪ Thilamalai
  57. 57. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  58. 58. ⚪ unknown born 2010
  59. 59. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  60. 60. ⚪ unknown born 2011-00-00
  61. 61. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  62. 62. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  63. 63. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  64. 64. ⚪ unnamed born 2021-09-11
  65. 65. ⚪ Unnamed born 2024-03-20
  66. 66. ♂ Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  67. 67. ♀ Uthpala born 1999-08-06
  68. 68. ♂ Wasamba born 1999-02-09


Origin

Ninja was born wild 1985.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Ninja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1845. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • 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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Categories1985 births | Born in Sri Lanka | Elephants from Pinnawala elephant orphanage | Sri Lanka | Asian elephants


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