Kaveri Raja
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka

Biography
♂ Kaveri Raja

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* unknown
Birth place: in Karnataka unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
from Millennium Elephant Foundation

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

Record history
History of updates2022-04-18

Latest document update2022-04-01 12:32:07
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Biography


Kaveri Raja is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, in Sri Lanka.

Kaveri Raja arrived to the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth unknown date, relocated from the Millennium Elephant Foundation, in Sri Lanka.


Social

Kaveri Raja lives together with 9 other elephants at the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Abhaya born 2010
  2. Gagana born 2011-03-05
  3. Indi Raja born 1980
  4. Jana Raja
  5. Raju born 2006
  6. Senarath born 2004-09-13
  7. Sindhu born 2006
  8. Sinha Raja
  9. Thai Raja


Origin

Kaveri Raja was born unknown at Karnataka unspecified location.


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.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Kaveri Raja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4758. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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