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

♀ Nandi


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Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 11 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2011 captive-born
Birth place: in Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

2011-00-00Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Record history
History of updates2018-05-17: new record

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

Location


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

Nandi arrived in 2011-00-00 to the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Nandi lives together with 69 other elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage:

  1. 1. ♀ Amali born 1994-04-16
  2. 2. ♀ Anuradhika born 1993-11-15
  3. 3. ♀ Anusha born 1949
  4. 4. ♂ Asela born 2007?
  5. 5. ♀ Ashokamala born 1998-08-07
  6. 6. ♀ Bharathi born 2007
  7. 7. ⚪ Binuki born 2011
  8. 8. ♂ Buwaneka born 1999-12-07
  9. 9. ♂ Charaka born 2006-00-00
  10. 10. ♀ Dinuda born 2009-05-24
  11. 11. ⚪ Diula
  12. 12. ⚪ Elvina born 2011
  13. 13. ♂ Haritha
  14. 14. ♂ Isira born 2011
  15. 15. ♂ Jadura born 1966?
  16. 16. ♂ Jayathu
  17. 17. ♂ Kadol born 2011
  18. 18. ♀ Kamani
  19. 19. ♂ Kanaka born 2009-05-24
  20. 20. ♂ Kandula III (Bibile)
  21. 21. ♀ Kiriya III (Kira)
  22. 22. ♀ Komali (Komalee) born 1971
  23. 23. ♂ Kora Aliya
  24. 24. ♀ Kumari born 1965
  25. 25. ♀ Mahaweli (Mahavali) born 1981
  26. 26. ♀ Mathali (Mathalee) born 1970
  27. 27. ♀ Mayuri born 1983
  28. 28. ♂ Meega
  29. 29. ♀ Meena
  30. 30. ♀ Menika born 1989-08-14
  31. 31. ♀ Menika II
  32. 32. ♂ Nandimithra born 1995-09-27
  33. 33. ♂ Neela born 1964
  34. 34. ♀ Nikini II
  35. 35. ♀ Ninja born 1985
  36. 36. ♀ Noni
  37. 37. ♀ Pali born 2003
  38. 38. ♂ Pandu born 2005-08-00
  39. 39. ♀ Punchi
  40. 40. ♀ Ramiya
  41. 41. ♀ Randivi
  42. 42. ♂ Rangiri born 1989-08-16
  43. 43. ♀ Rejina born 1982
  44. 44. ♀ Sama
  45. 45. ♀ Sama I born 1987-12-18
  46. 46. ♂ Sampath (Sumpath) born 1952
  47. 47. ♀ Sandalee (Sandali)
  48. 48. ♀ Sapumali born 1997
  49. 49. ♀ Shanthi
  50. 50. ♀ Shermi
  51. 51. ♀ Sukumali born 1984-07-05
  52. 52. ♀ Surangie
  53. 53. ♂ Suranimala
  54. 54. ♀ Thammenna
  55. 55. ♀ Thilaka
  56. 56. ⚪ Thilamalai
  57. 57. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  58. 58. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  59. 59. ⚪ unknown born 2010
  60. 60. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  61. 61. ⚪ unknown
  62. 62. ⚪ unknown born 2011
  63. 63. ♂ Unnamed born 2011-07-16
  64. 64. ⚪ Unnamed born 2011-02-17
  65. 65. ⚪ unnamed born 2021-09-11
  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

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Origin


Nandi was born captive-born 2011 at Pinnawala elephant orphanage.


Comments / pictures

2016: It was in 2016, when the then New Zealand Prime Minister John Key visited Sri Lanka, that President Sirisena had announced that he would gift to New Zealand the baby elephant Nandi kept in the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. But opposition to this rose both in Sri Lanka and in New Zealand. The grounds were similar.

Nandi in Pinnawala elephant orphanage

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Nandi, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 September 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7676. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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