Burma an Asian elephant at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Burma  
Burma. Western Plains Zoo 2008. Photo: © Roger Brogan
Burma. Western Plains Zoo 2008. Photo: © Roger Brogan

Alternative name:Birma


ASMP nr52


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 62 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1959? wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 2021-02-10
Death reason: euthanised: degenerative joint disease
Present / last location:Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2005-05-18Taronga Western Plains Zoo
from Sydney Zoo (Taronga)
Sydney Zoo (Taronga) 1982-12-09
from Bullens Animal World
Bullens Animal World 1969-00-00
from Bullens Circus
Bullens Circus 1961-10-23
from Sydney Zoo (Taronga)
Sydney Zoo (Taronga) 1961-08-21
from Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)

Document updated2009-01-04: Image
2009-01-25: Previous locations
2009-03-02: Management
2010-05-22: prev location
2012-07-06: changed birth year
2013-05-21: studbook
2013-05-21: alt name
2018-04-21: PC
2021-02-12: death report
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† Burma is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia, of euthanised in 2021-02-10. Official death reason described as degenerative joint disease. (see detailed list).


Burma was born wild 1959?. and imported 1961

Comments / pictures

Contradictory records:

The book Mr Bullens elephants details photos of her at an age of no more than 3 years old. This means that her birth date should be 1959 0r 1960. She arrived in Australia in 1961.

Records about Burma from Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2011)
52 F ~ 1952 UNK UNK UNKNOWN ~ 1952 NONE Birth BURMA
WALLACIA ???? NONE Transfer
SYDNEY 9 Dec 1982 820059 Transfer
DUBBO 18 May 2005 A50071 Transfer

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Burma, an Asian elephant at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 June 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1302. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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