Brahma an Asian elephant at Kolmarden Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Brahma  
Picture from ultrascanning of Brahma. <br />From left to right: Frank Göritz, Thomas Hildebrandt, Pelle Zettersten, Jörgen Gustafson, Thomas Antmar.<br />Photo: Bengt-Ole Röken, Kolmården.<br />
Picture from ultrascanning of Brahma.
From left to right: Frank Göritz, Thomas Hildebrandt, Pelle Zettersten, Jörgen Gustafson, Thomas Antmar.
Photo: Bengt-Ole Röken, Kolmården.


Alternative name:Paremeshwara
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 9404
Origin
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place: in Nagarhole National Park
Imported:1994
Freight:Air cargo (SAS?)
Death
Dead date: 2002-09-29
Death reason: euthanised: Positive Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2003-05-14
(dead † 2003-05-14)
stillborn
Locations
Present / last location:Kolmarden Zoo, in Sweden

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1994-03-30Kolmarden Zoo
from Mysore Zoo
Mysore Zoo 1994-00-00
from Mathigodu elephant Camp
Mathigodu elephant Camp 1983-00-00
from Nagarhole National Park

Document updated2012-08-14: corr death date
2018-05-10: import records
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Description

† Brahma is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Kolmarden Zoo, in Sweden, of euthanised in 2002-09-29. Official death reason described as Positive Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test. (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 1 babies

  1. (M) 2003-05-14 -- † 2003-05-14 stillborn

Origin


Brahma was born wild 1982 at Nagarhole National Park. and imported 1994, Air cargo (SAS?)


Comments / pictures

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 listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Brahma, an Asian at Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=134. (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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    This document was updated: 2018-05-10 13:08:24


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