Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Firma Ruhe

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk) at Firma Ruhe

Hamburg and Zora in Copenhagen Zoo 1934, together with their keeper from Firma Ruhe, baron Hans von Ketelholdt.
☨ Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk)
ID nr:EEP Number: 0502 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Firma Ruhe
ArrivalFirma Ruhe 1943-09-30 from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1938-12-00
from Circus Hermann Althoff (Helene Althoff)
Circus Hermann Althoff (Helene Althoff) 1938-12-00
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1938-08-08
from Firma Ruhe
Firma Ruhe 1935-01-01
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1934-09-30
from Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo 1934-05-19
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1934-05-00
from Firma Ruhe
Firma Ruhe 1934-04-00
from Hannover Zoo
Born:* 1905-00-00 wild Myanmar
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1933-10-00 Zora (Zohra), EEP nr: 3401
  2. (F) 1938-09-05 Hannolore, EEP nr: 3701
Document updated2009-09-09: text
2009-11-11: removed false statement that she died in Berlin nov. 1943.
2010-04-10: alt name spelling
2010-05-19: prev. location at Amar
2012-06-13: eep records
Records about Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk) from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk):

0502 F ~ 1905 UNK UNK UNKNOWN ~ 1905 NONE Birth BIRMA I /H
C KLUDSKY ~ 1910 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER 7 Mar 1934 VII32 Loan to
L RUHE ~ Mar 1934 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER ~ Apr 1934 VII32 Loan to
COPENHAGE 19 May 1934 10380 Transfer
HANNOVER 30 Sep 1934 VII32 Loan to
L RUHE 1 Jan 1935 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER 8 Sep 1938 VII32 Loan to
L RUHE ~ Sep 1943 NONE ltf Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Hamburg (Birma ) and Zora,enroute to copenhagen 1934.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Firma Ruhe in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Christian Hamel, France
  • "Život v manéži" by Karel Kludský, Václav Cibula, (through Jana Havlová)
  • Page 90-91, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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