Wasamba
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka

♂ Wasamba

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 22 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1999-02-09 captive-born
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: Neela x ♀ Anuradha
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2011-07-16 Unnamed
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

1999-02-09Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Record history
History of updates2012-01-28: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


Wasamba is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Wasamba arrived in 1999-02-09 to the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Wasamba lives together with 71 other elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage:

  1. 2. ♀ Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. 3. ♀ Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  3. 4. ♀ Anusha born 1949
  4. 5. ♂ Asela born 2007?
  5. 6. ♀ Ashokamala born 1998-08-07
  6. 7. ♀ Bharathi born 2007
  7. 8. ⚪ Binuki born 2011
  8. 9. ♂ Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  9. 10. ♂ Charaka born 2006-00-00
  10. 11. ♀ Dinuda born 2009-05-24
  11. 12. ⚪ Diula
  12. 13. ⚪ Elvina born 2011
  13. 14. ♂ Haritha
  14. 15. ♂ Isira born 2011
  15. 16. ♂ Jadura born 1966?
  16. 17. ♂ Jayathu
  17. 18. ♂ Kadol born 2011
  18. 19. ♀ Kamani
  19. 20. ♂ Kanaka born 2009-05-24
  20. 21. ♂ Kandula III (Bibile)
  21. 22. ♀ Kiriya III (Kira)
  22. 23. ♀ Komali (Komalee) born 1971
  23. 24. ♂ Kora Aliya
  24. 25. ♀ Kumari born 1965
  25. 26. ♂ Mahasen born 2004-11-26
  26. 27. ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  27. 28. ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  28. 29. ♀ Mayuri born 1983
  29. 30. ♂ Meega
  30. 31. ♀ Meena
  31. 32. ♀ Menika born 1989-08-14
  32. 33. ♀ Menika II
  33. 34. ♀ Mihiri born 2005
  34. 35. ♀ Nandi born 2011
  35. 36. ♂ Nandimithra born 1995-09-27
  36. 37. ♂ Neela born 1964
  37. 38. ♀ Nikini II
  38. 39. ♀ Ninja born 1985
  39. 40. ♀ Noni
  40. 41. ♀ Pali born 2003
  41. 42. ♂ Pandu born 2005-08-00
  42. 43. ♀ Punchi
  43. 44. ♀ Ramiya
  44. 45. ♀ Randivi
  45. 46. ♂ Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  46. 47. ♀ Rejina born 1982
  47. 48. ♀ Sama
  48. 49. ♀ Sama I born 1987-12-18
  49. 50. ♂ Sampath (Sumpath) born 1952
  50. 51. ♀ Sandalee (Sandali)
  51. 52. ♀ Sapumali born 1997
  52. 53. ♀ Shanthi
  53. 54. ♀ Shermi
  54. 55. ♀ Sukumali born 1984-07-05
  55. 56. ♀ Surangie
  56. 57. ♂ Suranimala
  57. 58. ♀ Thammenna
  58. 59. ♀ Thilaka
  59. 60. ⚪ Thilamalai
  60. 61. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  61. 62. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  62. 63. ⚪ unknown born 2010
  63. 64. ⚪ unknown
  64. 65. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  65. 66. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  66. 67. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  67. 68. ⚪ unnamed born 2021-09-11
  68. 69. ♂ Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  69. 70. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  70. 71. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  71. 72. ♀ Uthpala born 1999-08-06


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Offspring


Total: 1 babies

  1. (M) 2011-07-16 Unnamed

Origin


Wasamba was born captive-born 1999-02-09 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Parentage


Parents of Wasamba are: ♂ Neela (father) and ♀ Anuradha (mother).

Siblings through the father Neela:

  1. 1989-08-14(F) Menika
  2. 1993-11-15(F) Anuradhika
  3. 1994-04-10(M) Aruna
  4. 1995-09-27(M) Nandimithra
  5. 1995-10-27(M) Isuru
  6. 1997-02-07(M) Arjuna (Kandula VI)
  7. 1998-01-29(M) Salia (Saliya)
  8. 1998-08-07(F) Ashokamala
  9. 1999-08-06(F) Uthpala
  10. 2000-06-04(M) Pinnawala
  11. 2001-06-23(M) Migara
  12. 2001-10-11(F) Anula (Anura)
  13. 2003(F) Pali
  14. 2007(F) Bharathi

Siblings through the mother Anuradha:

  1. 1993-11-15(F) Anuradhika
  2. 2007?(M) Asela

Pedigree


Wasambas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Wasamba

Sire (f):
Neela

Born: 1964

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Dame m:
Anuradha

Born: 1982

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Wasamba, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4774. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
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