Bandara an Asian elephant at Calgary Zoo

Male ♂ Asian  Bandara at Calgary Zoo

Bandara. Calgary Zoo 1983. Photo: © Dinny's Digest, courtesy of Brent Van Hooft
☨ Bandara
ID nr:EEP Number: 7508 -    SSP Number: 144 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 16 years old
Dead date: 1991-11-25
Death reason: disease: congestive heart failure
Location:Calgary Zoo
ArrivalCalgary Zoo 1976-05-25
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Born:* 1975-05-25 wild Sri Lanka
Imported:1976
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 2 babies

  1. (M) 1986-08-11 -- † 2015-10-22 Calvin (Chanda), EEP nr: 8612, SSP nr: 147
  2. (F) 1990-07-14 Maharani (Rani), SSP nr: 307
Document updated2008-12-28: EEP, Death RE
2009-02-28: Text RE
2009-03-04: Image RE
2010-12-31: Cause of Death RE
Kamala, Swarna and a bull who died in 1991, Bandara, all arrived at the Calgary Zoo in May 1976 from the Sri Lanka National Zoo.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Bandara, an Asian at Calgary Zoo in Canada. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=428. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Brent Van Hooft, Elephant Keeper Calgary Zoo
  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71

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