Twin elephant calves born at Pinnawala

2021-08-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

For the first time in Sri Lanka's history, twin baby elephants have been born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The twin calves were born to female elephant named 'Surangi'. Both calves are male. The first calf was born around 4.00am while the second was born around 12.00 noon. This is also said to be the first twin birth in Sri Lankan history among registered elephants in captivity.

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70-Year-Old Frail Elephant In Sri Lanka Whose Photos Sparked Outrage Dies

2019-09-25 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

An emaciated 70-year-old elephant that caused a social media outcry after being forced to take part in an annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka has died, officials said Wednesday. The government has ordered an autopsy for Tikiri, a domesticated Asian elephant that died Tuesday night in Kegalle, 80 kilometres (50 miles) east of the capital Colombo, a wildlife department official said.

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Raising his voice against “a stolen generation” of elephant

2015-04-12 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka. Kumudini Hettiarachchi

Reiterating that elephants are an endangered species, Mr. Samarasinghe is quick to point out that the illegal capture of baby elephants from the wild began after 1994, with powerful people including politicians of the then regime keeping them hidden. “Gradually, in the last two to three years it became a huge business,” he laments, stressing that people need to understand the gravity of capturing a baby elephant when it is still suckling. Both the mother and the baby are traumatised.

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Second zoo in Sri Lanka to be opened in June

2009-01-17 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

The second zoological garden in Sri Lanka, which is currently under constructions, is scheduled to open by next June at Pinnawela in Kegalle about 80 km northeast of capital Colombo. Minister for Sports and Public Recreation Gamini Lokuge said that the first phase of the zoo will be to house the local mammals and the birds. The 77 acre Pinnawela Zoological garden is being constructed near the famous elephant orphanage in the area. According to the Minister eighty percent of construction works of...

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Pinnawela"s "Suranimala" creates a surprise for visitors

2007-12-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka. B. W. Eheliyagoda

The elephant 'Suranimala' of the renowned Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in the outskirts of Kegalle town created a scene when it was taken by its mahouts for a bath in the 'Maha Oya' just by the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on December 24. While bathing 'Suranimala' became restless and started to run amok threatening the many visitors to the elephant orphanage on this Christmas eve. There were both foreign and local visitors watching the elephants bathing. The efforts of the mahouts to bring the ...

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5 Headlines about Elephants from Kegalle2021-08-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka - Twin elephant calves born at Pinnawala 2019-09-25 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka - 70-Year-Old Frail Elephant In Sri Lanka Whose Photos Sparked Outrage Dies 2015-04-12 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka - Raising his voice against “a stolen generation” of elephant 2009-01-17 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka - Second zoo in Sri Lanka to be opened in June 2007-12-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka - Pinnawela"s "Suranimala" creates a surprise for visitors

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