Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home Udawalawa Eth Athuru Sewana in Sri Lanka


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Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home Udawalawa Eth Athuru Sewana




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Typeorphanage
Address Ath Athuru Sevana
Place Uda Walawe National Park
Country Sri Lanka
Website http://www.eth.dwc.gov.lk/
Facebookpages/Udawalawe-Elephant-Transit-Home/103147136391532
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Description

Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home Udawalawa Eth Athuru Sewana, located at Ath Athuru Sevana, in Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka .

Living elephants

At the Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home Udawalawa Eth Athuru Sewana lives 22 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Aba born 2015-10-00
  2. Abhiman
  3. Balaya born 2016-09-00
  4. Chuti born 2017-02-00
  5. Florence born 2003
  6. Habali born 2017-01-00
  7. Hercules born 2013-01-00
  8. Kaha-Kurulla born 2015
  9. Kalana born 2012-01-00
  10. Kathari born 2015-01-00
  11. Malindu born 2014-05-00
  12. Manike born 2013-11-00
  13. Matilda born 2007
  14. Mozes born 2017-05-00
  15. Namal born 2011?
  16. Rob
  17. Sirimali born 2014-03-00
  18. unknown born 2011
  19. unknown born 2010
  20. unknown born 2005
  21. unknown born 2017?
  22. Wasala born 2012-04-00

Comments / picturesThe Elephant Transit Home (ETH) owned by the Department of Wild Life Conservation (DWLC) was established on October 6, 1995 at the Udawalawe National Park.

24th of September 2003 the elephant transit home opened, completely funded by the Born Free Federation of UK, who also funds post-release studies run by the University of Colombo, monitoring the orphans with the help of radio collars once they have been returned to the wild.

The difference between Ath Athuru Sevena and the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala is that at the Transit Home these baby elephants once cared for are released to the wilds when they reach a certain age.

To date, 103 orphans have been released into the wild. Of that number, management reports 7 animals have died. 15 released orphans have become successful mothers. A total of 16 babies have been born in the wild to these ten mothers.

2018-10-30: 49 orphans. // Dennis Schmitt

Releases to the Uda Walawe National Park


  • Four baby jumbos on 21st March 1998
  • Five on 1st July 2000
  • Eight on 18th January 2002
  • Eleven in four groups on 1st July 2003

  • References for records about Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home Udawalawa Eth Athuru Sewana

    Recommended Citation

    Koehl, Dan (2021). Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home Udawalawa Eth Athuru Sewana, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=548. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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