Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Burma  dead elephant
Burma. Western Plains Zoo 2008. Photo: © Roger Brogan
Burma. Western Plains Zoo 2008. Photo: © Roger Brogan
Alternative name: Birma


ASMP nr52


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 62 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1959? wild
Birth place: in Thailand unspecified location
Imported:1961 by Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)
Dead: 2021-02-10
Death reason: euthanised: degenerative joint disease
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

2005-05-18Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
from Sydney Zoo

1982-12-09Sydney Zoo
from Bullen's Animal World

1969-00-00Bullen's Animal World
from Bullen's Circus

1961-10-23Bullen's Circus
from Sydney Zoo

1961-08-21Sydney Zoo
from Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)

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History of updates2022-03-22

Latest document update2021-11-18 17:37:50
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† Burma is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2021-02-10 at Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, in Australia, . Official death reason described as degenerative joint disease.


Burma was born wild 1959? at Thailand unspecified location. and imported 1961 by Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)

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Contradictory records:

The book Mr Bullens elephants details photos of her at an age of no more than 3 years old. This means that her birth date should be 1959 0r 1960. She arrived in Australia in 1961.

Records about Burma from Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2011)
52 F ~ 1952 UNK UNK UNKNOWN ~ 1952 NONE Birth BURMA
WALLACIA ???? NONE Transfer
SYDNEY 9 Dec 1982 820059 Transfer
DUBBO 18 May 2005 A50071 Transfer

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Burma, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1302. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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