|Indika||Alternative name:||Sandamaali||ID Number:|
|Sex and age:||Female ♀more than 24 years old (minimum age)|
|Location:||Uda Walawe Nationalpark|
|Arrived||Uda Walawe Nationalpark 2001-07-01|
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|Capture:||1995, Handapanagala (Southern Sri Lanka)|
|Offspring and year of birth:|
|Document updated||2018-05-13: alt name, capture date and location|
2018-05-26: picture of interaction with the bull Sumedha
An elephant drive took place in Handapanagala (Southern Sri Lanka) in 1995 as a measure of mitigating human-elephant conflict in the area. Elephant life disturbed by the drive resulted in a few deaths of adult animals. One female calf became orphaned following the death of her mother and was rescued by the Department of Wildlife Conservation. The orphan was named Sandamali and she was among the first arrivals of the Elephant Transit Home (orphan elephant rehabilitation center) in Uda Walawe. She was rehabilitated and released to Uda Walawe national park with a few other orphans in 1998 and when she was about five years old, she was part of the first released batch of the Transit Home.
Sumedha shows all signs of musth as he consorts with Indika (Sandamali) in 2011, which include secretions from the temporal glands on the sides of his head and urine dribbling.
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