Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Kaveri Raja at Millennium Elephant Foundation

♂ Kaveri Raja



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
Born:* unknown
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Millennium Elephant Foundation, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

2011-01-00Millennium Elephant Foundation
from Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth

Record history
History of updates2013-08-05: corr name in text

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Kaveri Raja is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Millennium Elephant Foundation, in Sri Lanka.

Kaveri Raja arrived Millennium Elephant Foundation 2011-01-00, relocated from Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, in Sri Lanka.

In Millennium Elephant Foundation, Kaveri Raja lives together with 8 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Alawathura Menike
  2. ,   
  3. Bandara
  4. ,   
  5. Karuna
  6. ,   
  7. Lakshmi
  8. ,   
  9. Pooja born 1984-08-05
  10. ,   
  11. Raja
  12. ,   
  13. Rani born 1980
  14. ,   
  15. Saliya
  16. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


Kaveri Raja was born unknown .

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Kaveri Raja is an Indian Elephant of 32 years and was donated by the Indian government to the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy when he was around 22 years old.

In January 2011 Kaveri Raja tripped walking down a hill while carrying food from the forest for the other Temple of the Tooth elephants . Weighing over 4.7 tons, he dislocated his right front leg and came to MEF for treatment.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Kaveri Raja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Millennium Elephant Foundation in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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