Neelagiri an Asian elephant at Pinnawala elephant orphanage

 ☨ ♂ Neelagiri  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Id number
Born:* unknown
Birth place:
Dead date: 2011-01-17
Death reason: unknown: died of wounds from mahouts hooks
Total: 5 babies

1. Born 2004-03-22
(dead † 2004-04-22)

2. Born 2004-05-10 Kosala (Kosara)

3. Born 2004-08-23 Sugala

4. Born 2005-08-23 Tamara (Thamara) EEP id: 200517

5. Born 2006-06-09 Wishwa
Present / last location:Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1986-00-00Pinnawala elephant orphanage
from Lahugala Elephant Sanctuary

Document updated2012-01-30: 
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† Neelagiri is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Pinnawala elephant orphanage, in Sri Lanka, of from unknown reasons in 2011-01-17. Official death reason described as died of wounds from mahouts hooks. (see detailed list).


Total: 5 babies

  1. (M) 2004-03-22 -- † 2004-04-22 stillborn
  2. (M) 2004-05-10 Kosala (Kosara)
  3. (F) 2004-08-23 Sugala
  4. (F) 2005-08-23 Tamara (Thamara) EEP id: 200517
  5. (M) 2006-06-09 Wishwa


Neelagiri was born unknown .

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Neela was brought to Pinnawala from Lahugala in 1986.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Neelagiri, an Asian at Pinnawala elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 March 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Sanjaya Kumara Ratnayake, assistant curator, Pinnawala elephant orphanage.


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