Suneetha & Nimal

The female’s name is Suneetha and she is a matriarch. Suneetha is old. WasgamuwaHer male calf’s name is Nimal. He is very well fed. Always seeks attention and once got punished by some adult bulls. In the picture he is trying to grab the grass that his mother is about to eat.

The photograph below depicts little Nimal with his mother Suneetha. In the next image you would see Nimal with a slightly larger young male called Wasantha, they could be cousins.

Location: Wasgamuwa National Park

The SLWCS Elephant ID Project
Text by: Ravi Corea
Image Courtesy;
Chinthaka Weerasinghe/SLWCS
Chandima Fernando/SLWCS
Ravi Corea/SLWCS