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

Biography
♂ Gagana

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 13 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 updates2022-04-18

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


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

Gagana 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.


Social

Gagana lives together with 9 other elephants at the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Abhaya born 2010
  2. Indi Raja born 1980
  3. Jana Raja
  4. Kaveri Raja
  5. Raju born 2006
  6. Senarath born 2004-09-13
  7. Sindhu born 2006
  8. Sinha Raja
  9. Thai Raja


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 list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Gagana, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7673. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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