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

Biography
♀ Menika II

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* unknown
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

2007-00-00Pinnawala elephant orphanage
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Record history
History of updates2024-03-23:

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


Menika II is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

Menika II arrived in 2007-00-00 to the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, relocated from the Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo), in Sri Lanka.


Social

Menika II lives together with 69 other elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♀ Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. 2. ♀ Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  3. 3. ♀ Anusha
  4. 4. ♀ Ashokamala born 1998-08-07
  5. 5. ♀ Bharathi born 2007
  6. 6. ⚪ Binuki born 2011
  7. 7. ♂ Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  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. ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  25. 25. ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  26. 26. ♀ Mayuri born 1983
  27. 27. ♂ Meega
  28. 28. ♀ Meena
  29. 29. ♀ Menika born 1989-08-14
  30. 30. ♀ Nandi born 2011
  31. 31. ♂ Nandimithra born 1995-09-27
  32. 32. ♂ Neela born 1964
  33. 33. ♀ Nikini II
  34. 34. ♀ Ninja born 1985
  35. 35. ♀ Noni
  36. 36. ♀ Pali born 2003
  37. 37. ♂ Pandu born 2005-08-00
  38. 38. ♀ Punchi
  39. 39. ♀ Ramiya
  40. 40. ♀ Randivi
  41. 41. ♂ Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  42. 42. ♀ Rejina born 1982
  43. 43. ♀ Sama
  44. 44. ♀ Sama I born 1987-12-18
  45. 45. ♂ Sampath
  46. 46. ♀ Sandalee (Sandali)
  47. 47. ♀ Sapumali born 1997
  48. 48. ♀ Shanthi
  49. 49. ♀ Shermi
  50. 50. ♀ Sukumali born 1984-07-05
  51. 51. ♀ Surangie
  52. 52. ♂ Suranimala
  53. 53. ♀ Thammenna
  54. 54. ♀ Thilaka
  55. 55. ⚪ Thilamalai
  56. 56. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  57. 57. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  58. 58. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  59. 59. ⚪ unknown born 2010
  60. 60. ⚪ unknown
  61. 61. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  62. 62. ⚪ Unnamed born 2024-03-20
  63. 63. ⚪ unnamed born 2021-09-11
  64. 64. ♂ Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  65. 65. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  66. 66. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  67. 67. ♂ unnamed (twin) born 2021-08-31
  68. 68. ♀ Uthpala born 1999-08-06
  69. 69. ♂ Wasamba born 1999-02-09


Origin

Menika II was born unknown .


Comments / pictures

Came from Jaffna

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Menika II, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4779. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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