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

♂ Abhaya

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 11 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2010 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

2017-00-00Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

2011-04-23Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage

2010-10-00Pinnawala elephant orphanage
from Giritale Elephant Transit Home Medical Centre

Record history
History of updates2011-05-01: prev locations
2018-05-17: relocated to Kandy

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


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

Abhaya arrived in 2017-00-00 to the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, relocated from the Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo), in Sri Lanka.

Abhaya lives together with 7 other elephants at the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth:
  1. Gagana born 2011-03-05
  2. Indi Raja born 1980
  3. Nadungamuwa Raja born ~1953
  4. Raja
  5. Raju born 2006
  6. Senarath born 2004-09-13
  7. Sindhu born 2006


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

Origin


Abhaya was born wild 2010.


Comments / pictures

This baby elephant, has survived a train accident in which its mother died.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Abhaya, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7182. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories2010 births | Elephants from Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth | Sri Lanka | Asian elephants


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