Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Arjuna (Kandula VI) at Matara Weherahena temple


♂ Arjuna (Kandula VI)

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 24 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1997-02-07 captive-born
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: Neela x ♀ Sukumali
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Matara Weherahena temple, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

Matara Weherahena temple
from Pinnawala elephant safari

2009-06-00Pinnawala elephant safari
from Panagoda army camp

2001-00-00Panagoda army camp
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Record history
History of updates2012-01-30: birth date, corr father
2012-01-31: transfered

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Arjuna (Kandula VI) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Matara Weherahena temple, in Sri Lanka.

Arjuna (Kandula VI) arrived Matara Weherahena temple unknown date, relocated from Pinnawala elephant safari, in Sri Lanka.

In Matara Weherahena temple, Arjuna (Kandula VI) lives together with 1 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Lasanda
  2. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Origin


Arjuna (Kandula VI) was born captive-born 1997-02-07 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Parentage


Parents of Arjuna (Kandula VI) are: ♂ Neela (father) and ♀ Sukumali (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. 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

Pedigree


Arjuna (Kandula VI)s ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Arjuna (Kandula VI)

Sire:
Neela

Born: 1964

Sire:


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Sire:
Dame:
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Born:
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Sukumali

Born: 1984-07-05

Sire:
Vijaya

Born: 1963
Dead: 1999-09-11
Sire:
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Dame:
Kumari

Born: 1965
Dead: 1999-09-11
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The first second generation elephant born in Pinnawela.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Arjuna (Kandula VI), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Matara Weherahena temple in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1850. (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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