Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo) in Myanmar

♀ MoMo

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Alternative name: Mo Mo, Moe Moe



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 71 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1953 wild
Birth place: in Myanmar unspecified location
Capture: 1953 Loikaw, Kayah State
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo), in Myanmar

Date of arrival

1961-06-06Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
from U Khoon Sandah

Record history
History of updates2020-10-27

Latest document update2023-01-22 21:40:02
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MoMo is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo), in Myanmar.

MoMo arrived in 1961-06-06 to the Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo), relocated from the U Khoon Sandah, in Myanmar.


MoMo lives together with 5 other elephants at the Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo):

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Ma Chaw Lay
  2. Ma Hla Chaw
  3. Myo Myo
  4. unknown
  5. Win Than Htun born 2003


MoMo was born wild 1953 at Myanmar unspecified location, captured 1953 , captured at Loikaw, Kayah State.

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1953: She was captured from the wild and her parents’ identities remain unknown.
1961: Arrived in 1961 from Kayar States. Donated to Yangon Zoo by U Khoon Sandah from Loikaw, Kayah State, on June 6, 1961.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). MoMo, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo) in Myanmar. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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