Kamala an Asian elephant at Smithsonian National Zoological Park


♀ Kamala
Kamala. Calgary Zoo 03/2009. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft
Kamala. Calgary Zoo 03/2009. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft


Identification

SSP nr145

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1975-09-00 wild
Birth place:
Imported:1976
Offspring
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1986-08-11
(dead † 2015-10-22)
Calvin (Chanda) EEP id: 8612 SSP id: 147

2. Born 1990-07-14 Maharani (Rani) SSP id: 307
Locations
Present / last location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2014-05-22Smithsonian National Zoological Park
from Calgary Zoo
Calgary Zoo 1976-05-25
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) 1976-00-00
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Pinnawala elephant orphanage 1975-00-00
from Yala Ruhunu National Park

Document updated2009-02-28: Text

2009-03-04: Image

2014-05-22: transfer
2018-10-05: link to EleWiki submitted
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Description

Location


Kamala is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States.

Kamala arrived Smithsonian National Zoological Park 2014-05-22, relocated from Calgary Zoo, in Canada.

In Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Kamala lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Bozie born 1975
  2. ,
  3. Maharani (Rani) born 1990-07-14
  4. ,
  5. Spike (Ganesha) born 1981-07-02
  6. ,
  7. Swarna born 1975
  8. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (M) 1986-08-11 -- † 2015-10-22 Calvin (Chanda) EEP id: 8612 SSP id: 147
  2. (F) 1990-07-14 Maharani (Rani) SSP id: 307

Origin


Kamala was born wild 1975-09-00. and imported 1976


Comments / pictures

Orphaned and brought to Pinnawela elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. 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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Kamala, an Asian elephant at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=437. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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