Raja is estimated to be in his early 40’s and is a towering 9 foot to the shoulder. He has beautiful curved tusks but is now a gentle giant.
Raja belongs to the Kegalle temple and was sadly given to the care and protection of the MEF in 2005 after he fell ill and was suffering from bad wounds on two of his legs. He was a very angry and aggressive elephant and almost unmanageable but with treatment, care and expert training he is now docile and friendly.
Having received medical treatment at the MEF Raja has regained his health and strength and is the pride of the MEF elephant herd, he is often called in to help around MEF when a tree has fallen in a storm where his power is really demonstrated!