Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Yu Yu Yin at Planckendael Zoo

♀ Yu Yu Yin
Yu Yu Yin. Antwerp Zoo Summer 2008. Photo: © Tony Verhulst
Yu Yu Yin. Antwerp Zoo Summer 2008. Photo: © Tony Verhulst


EEP nr7902


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1979-02-15 unknown
Birth place:
Freight:By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1998-03-01 Maxim EEP id: 9802

2. Born 2005-05-28
(dead † 2005-05-28)
stillborn EEP id: 200505
Present / last location:Planckendael Zoo, in Belgium

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2012-06-18Planckendael Zoo
from Antwerp Zoo
Antwerp Zoo 2006-05-02
from Port Lympne Zoo
Port Lympne Zoo 1999-11-22
from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) 1995-11-09
from Rhenen Zoo
Rhenen Zoo 1989-06-05
from Soest Zoo
Soest Zoo 1989-06-01
from E.A.G. van den Brink
E.A.G. van den Brink
from Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)

Document updated2009-01-11: Image
2012-06-19: transfer
2018-04-09: prev location
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Yu Yu Yin is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Planckendael Zoo, in Belgium.

Yu Yu Yin arrived Planckendael Zoo 2012-06-18, relocated from Antwerp Zoo, in Belgium.

In Planckendael Zoo, Yu Yu Yin lives together with 5 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Tun Kai born 2018-01-13
  2. ,
  3. Kai Mook (Kai-Mook) born 2009-05-17
  4. ,
  5. Kanvar born 2008-07-19
  6. ,
  7. May Tagu born 2005-04-11
  8. ,
  9. Suki born 2017-12-25
  10. , (see detailed list).


  1. (M) 1998-03-01 Maxim EEP id: 9802
  2. (M) 2005-05-28 -- † 2005-05-28 stillborn EEP id: 200505


Yu Yu Yin was born unknown 1979-02-15. and imported 1989, By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam

Comments / pictures

5 females to Zoo Rhenen, Holland. They were inspected by Mr Peter up country and at Rangoon Zoo.
van den Brink, 2014

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Yu Yu Yin, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Planckendael Zoo in Belgium. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Tony Verhulst, Antwerp Zoo
  • G van den Brink


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