Brahma at Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Brahma at Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)

Picture from ultrascanning of Brahma.
From left to right: Frank Göritz, Thomas Hildebrandt, Pelle Zettersten, Jörgen Gustafson, Thomas Antmar.
Photo: Bengt-Ole Röken, Kolmården.
† Brahma
Alternative name:Paremeshwara
ID Number:EEP Number: 9404 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Dead date: 2002-09-29,
Death reason: euthanised: Positive Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test
Location:Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)
ArrivedKolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark) 1994-03-30
from Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) 1994-00-00
from Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi)
Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi) 1983-00-00
from Nagarhole National Park
Born:1982 wild in
Nagarhole National Park
Imported:1994
Freight:Air cargo (SAS?)
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. (M) 2003-05-14 -- † 2003-05-14 stillborn
Document updated2012-08-14: corr death date
2018-05-10: import records
Imported semi-adult to Sweden as captive-born, but Brahma was in fact born wild. He had a very gentle temper, and was kept in free contact until his death. Euthanised due to open infection with Tuberculosis. Shortly before his death, he sired a (later stillborn) baby with Sandai.

Sources, among others

  • Asian Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP, 2011 by Rob Belterman, Martin van Wees
  • Kolmarden Zoo records, Sven Mellgren

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