Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Soma I at Siri Alanmathiniyaramaya Purana Viharaya

♀ Soma I
Alternative name:Sama



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Management:Free contact
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2006-09-01 Namally (Namali)
Present / last location:Siri Alanmathiniyaramaya Purana Viharaya, in Sri Lanka

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

Siri Alanmathiniyaramaya Purana Viharaya
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Document updated2012-02-08: new record
2018-05-17: source
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Soma I is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Siri Alanmathiniyaramaya Purana Viharaya, in Sri Lanka.

Soma I arrived Siri Alanmathiniyaramaya Purana Viharaya unknown date, relocated from Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka.

In Siri Alanmathiniyaramaya Purana Viharaya, Soma I lives together with 1 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Mangala? born 2012?
  2. , (see detailed list).


  1. (F) 2006-09-01 Namally (Namali)


Soma I was born wild .

Comments / pictures

2012: Present as nr 1. at 33rd Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Soma I, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Siri Alanmathiniyaramaya Purana Viharaya in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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