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
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 62 years old (estimated age)
Id numberASMP Number: 52
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
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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

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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, (2020). Burma, an Asian at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 March 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1302. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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