Yhetoo (Yheet thoo) at Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)

Yhetoo (Yheet thoo)
ID Number:Local id Number: 7384 - EEP Number: 8006 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)
ArrivedBelfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens) 2009-01-23
from Krefeld Zoo
Krefeld Zoo 1995-04-25
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1994-04-12
from Krefeld Zoo
Krefeld Zoo 1980-09-08
from Brunkensen Kinderzoo
Brunkensen Kinderzoo
from Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo) 1980-00-00
from Firma Ruhe (Tierhandelsfirma Ruhe)
Firma Ruhe (Tierhandelsfirma Ruhe)
from Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE)
Born:1977 unknown Myanmar
Document updated2009-01-21: Current location
2009-04-03: Management, Text
2012-09-02: corr arrival in belfast
2014-02-27: prev location
2014-04-28: prev location Brunkensen
2018-05-29: prev location MTE
The burmese name "yheet thoo" means "The bold one". Tattoed with acid: 7384. Eventually captive born in Burmese working camp.

Bought by Zoo Krefeld from firma Ruhe for 45 000 DM (German Marks).

In April 2009, 48 year old Jenny and 36 year old Dunja were 'retired' to the Belfast Zoo from their home in Hannover. Both were previous circus elephants (Dunja was confiscated by German officials from Circus Montecarlo) and will be joining 32 year old Yhetoo and 44 year old Tina. Tina has has resided in Belfast since 1966, while Yhetoo arrived in January 2009 from the Krefeld Zoo in Germany. In 2009, the zoo in Northern Ireland changed their management program to protected contact and care for non-breeding females at the recommendation of Europe's Asian Elephant breeding program.

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