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

♂ Buwaneka

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 22 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1999-12-07 captive-born
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Parents: Jadura x ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

1999-12-07Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Record history
History of updates2012-01-29: 

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

Location


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

Buwaneka arrived in 1999-12-07 to the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Buwaneka lives together with 71 other elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage:

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

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Origin


Buwaneka was born captive-born 1999-12-07 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Parentage


Parents of Buwaneka are: ♂ Jadura (father) and ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) (mother).

Siblings through the mother Mahaweli (Mahavali):

  1. 2004-10-17(F) Janita

Pedigree


Buwanekas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

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Jadura

Born: 1966?

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Born: 1981

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Buwaneka, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4776. (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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