Ma Schwe (Mashwe) at Auckland Zoo

Female Asian elephant Ma Schwe (Mashwe) at Auckland Zoo

Ma Schwe arrived at the zoo in 1968 and this photo was probably taken soon after in the late 1960s.
This photo was sourced from the book A Tiger by the Tail, A History of Auckland Zoo 1922 – 1992
† Ma Schwe (Mashwe)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 497 -    ASMP Number: 46 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 18 years
Dead date: 1982-08-02
Death reason: disease: acute heart failure
Location:Auckland Zoo
ArrivedAuckland Zoo 1968-10-30 from San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo 1965-11-08
from Gene Goebel
Born:1964 wild Thailand
Document updated2010-05-23
2010-12-12: Previous locations, Name, SSP RE

Sources, among others

  • http://www.zoobeat.com/14/elephants-australia-new-zealand-3022/index6.html#post30667
  • A Tiger by the Tail, A History of Auckland Zoo 1922 – 1992 by Derek Wood
  • Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2004) compiled by David Pepper-Edwards, Australia
  • Asian Elephant Studbook 2003-2005, AZA North America (PDF) by Mike Keele and Karen Lewis

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