Burma (Birma) an Asian elephant at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

♀ Burma (Birma)
Burma. Western Plains Zoo 2008. Photo: © Roger Brogan
Burma. Western Plains Zoo 2008. Photo: © Roger Brogan

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 61 years old (estimated age)
Id numberASMP Number: 52
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1959? wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of Arrival

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

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Burma (Birma) is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia.

Burma (Birma) arrived in Taronga Western Plains Zoo 2005-05-18, relocated from Sydney Zoo, in Australia.

In Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Burma (Birma) lives together with 7 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Porntip born 1992
  2. ,
  3. Thong Dee born 2000
  4. ,
  5. Gung (Prawn) born 2000
  6. ,
  7. Luk Chai born 2009-07-04
  8. ,
  9. Pathi Harn born 2010-03-10
  10. ,
  11. Sabai born 2016-11-02
  12. ,
  13. Kanlaya born 2018-06-14
  14. , (see detailed list).


Burma (Birma) 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 (Birma) 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, (2020). Burma (Birma), an Asian at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1302. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Mr Bullens elephants, through Glenn Sullivan
  • Roger Brogan, Western Plains Zoo
  • Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2011) Compiled by Jan Steele, Australia


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    This document was updated: 2020-10-26 07:43:13

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