Burma (Birma) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Western Plains Zoo

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Burma (Birma) at Western Plains Zoo

Burma. Western Plains Zoo 2008. Photo: © Roger Brogan
Burma (Birma)
ID Number:   ASMP Number: 52 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 61 years old (estimated age)
Management:Protected contact
Location:Western Plains Zoo
ArrivalWestern Plains Zoo 2005-05-18
from Taronga Zoo (Sydney Zoo)
Taronga 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 Taronga Zoo (Sydney Zoo)
Taronga Zoo (Sydney Zoo) 1961-08-21
from Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)
Born:* 1959? wild
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
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 list

Koehl, D., (2020). Burma (Birma), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 October 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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