Lakshmi’s daughter Pooja, was the first elephant born to a domesticated elephant in Sri Lanka. Although Pooja is now 25 she is still considered by all at MEF to be the baby. She was born here on the 5th of August 1986, weighing 64kg and 51cm tall.
Her father was a working elephant named Kandula who sadly died in an accident, but she has inherited his crooked tail and huge appetite, she is rarely seen without food! Pooja has a wilful disposition and enjoys splashing about in the river and generally getting a lot of attention from her mahout and the other elephants, she loves to have a cuddle with her mummy Lakshmi and she is best friends with Rani.