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

♂ Kaveri Raja

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
Origin
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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Biography

Location


Kaveri Raja is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located with the private owner Millennium Elephant Foundation, in Sri Lanka.

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

Kaveri Raja lives together with 8 other elephants at the private owner Millennium Elephant Foundation:
  1. Alawathura Menike
  2. Bandara
  3. Karuna
  4. Lakshmi
  5. Pooja born 1984-08-05
  6. Raja
  7. Rani born 1980
  8. Saliya

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Origin


Kaveri Raja was born unknown .


Comments / pictures

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.

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kaveri Raja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Millennium Elephant Foundation in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4758. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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