Arjuna (Kandula VI) at Matara Weherahena temple

Arjuna (Kandula VI)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 21 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Matara Weherahena temple
ArrivedMatara Weherahena temple
from Pinnawala elephant safari
Pinnawala elephant safari 2009-06-00
from Panagoda army camp
Panagoda army camp 2001-00-00
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Born:1997-02-07 captive-born in
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Parents: Neela x Sukumali
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. 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 Sukumali:
  1. 2001(F) Kema (Khema)
  2. 2004-09-13(M) Senarath
Arjuna (Kandula VI)s pedigree:
P I II III

Arjuna (Kandula VI)

Sire:
Neela

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Sukumali

Sire:
Vijaya
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Kumari
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Document updated2012-01-30: birth date, corr father
2012-01-31: transfered
The first second generation elephant born in Pinnawela.

Sources, 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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