Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Gagana at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth


♂ Gagana

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 10 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2011-03-05 captive-born
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage
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)

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

Record history
History of updates2018-05-17: new record, TB-positive, relocated from Pinnawala to dehiveland then Kandy?

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
Google map
Random literature
Description

Location


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

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

In Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, Gagana lives together with 7 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Abhaya born 2010
  2. ,   
  3. Indi Raja born 1980
  4. ,   
  5. Nadungamuwa Raja born ~1953
  6. ,   
  7. Raja
  8. ,   
  9. Raju born 2006
  10. ,   
  11. Senarath born 2004-09-13
  12. ,   
  13. Sindhu born 2006
  14. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Origin


Gagana was born captive-born 2011-03-05 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.


Comments / pictures

2013: Gagana and Trinky, born on 05. 03. 2011 and 17. 03. 2011, at the Pinnawala Orphanage on August 08 and 09, on the grounds the pair was an offering to the Dehiwala Zoological Gardens for public display

Zoo officials yesterday told ‘The Island’ that despite knowing that a two-and-half-year-old elephant, had been detected with TB and was separated from its mother at Pinnawela and brought to Dehiwela, none of the other ten elephants at the zoo had been tested to date.
"First and foremost, we are puzzled why Gagana who tested positive and Pinky were brought to the zoo from Pinnawala. It is common knowledge that babies were not separated from their mothers until at least they attain the age of three," a Zoo employee said.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Gagana, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7673. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:


Links

Internal relevant links

External relevant links (Opens in new window)

    Search more on the web for Gagana

    (The name Gagana is already submitted into the link, just click on the link for relevant results)

  • elephant-news.com
  • Asianelephant.net
  • Billboard
  • Buckles Blog
  • circushistory.org
  • Elephant_Commentator
  • Elefanten-Fotolexikon.eu
  • elefanten.wikia
  • Google Internet search
  • Google Books
  • ZooChat



  • Categories2011 births | Elephants from Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth | Sri Lanka | Asian elephants



    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


    Elephant Encyclopedia and database
    ELEPHANT
    ENCYCLOPEDIA

    Established 1995
    ELEPHANT
    DATABASE
    Established 2006
    Search for keywords
    Your ip: 3.236.16.13