Brahma an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Brahma at Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)

Picture from ultrascanning of Brahma.
From left to right: Frank Göritz, Thomas Hildebrandt, Pelle Zettersten, Jörgen Gustafson, Thomas Antmar.
Photo: Bengt-Ole Röken, Kolmården.
☨ Brahma
Alternative name:Paremeshwara
ID Number:EEP Number: 9404 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Dead date: 2002-09-29,
Death reason: euthanised: Positive Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test
Location:Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)
ArrivalKolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark) 1994-03-30
from Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) 1994-00-00
from Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi)
Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi) 1983-00-00
from Nagarhole National Park
Born:* 1982 wild
in Nagarhole National Park
Freight:Air cargo (SAS?)
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. (M) 2003-05-14 -- † 2003-05-14 stillborn
Document updated2012-08-14: corr death date
2018-05-10: import records
Imported semi-adult to Sweden as captive-born, but Brahma was in fact born wild. He had a very gentle temper, and was kept in free contact until his death. Euthanised due to open infection with Tuberculosis. Shortly before his death, he sired a (later stillborn) baby with Sandai.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Brahma, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark) in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 September 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Asian Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP, 2011 by Rob Belterman, Martin van Wees
  • Kolmarden Zoo records, Sven Mellgren

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