Pinnawella Elephant Centre

A Humanity Ashore Photo Essay - by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Entertainment however is not the only purpose of this elephant centre. Captive breeding is an important objective.

The first calf in this captive breeding scheme was born on July 5, 1984. She was a female named Sukumalee. Her mother was Kumari and her father Vijaya, 20 and 21 years old respectively.