Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Liberec Zoo in Czech Republic

♀ Bala
Bala in Liberec, 20 April 2023.
Bala in Liberec, 20 April 2023.


EEP nr8412


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1984 wild
Birth place: in Myanmar unspecified location
Imported:1990 by E.A.G. van den Brink
Freight:By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Liberec Zoo, in Czech Republic

Date of arrival

2013-10-02Liberec Zoo
from Munster Zoo

2003-11-10Munster Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

1999-09-22Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Berlin Circus Union

1990-00-00Berlin Circus Union
from Soest Zoo

Soest Zoo
from Port of Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam
from Port of Rangoon

Port of Rangoon
from Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)

Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
from E.A.G. van den Brink

E.A.G. van den Brink
from Myanmar unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2020-11-13

Latest document update2023-04-22 02:34:19
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Bala is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Liberec Zoo, in Czech Republic.

Bala arrived in 2013-10-02 to the Liberec Zoo, relocated from the Munster Zoo, in Germany.

In Liberec Zoo, Bala lives as single living elephant at this location


Bala was born wild 1984 at Myanmar unspecified location. and imported 1990 by E.A.G. van den Brink, By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Bala, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Liberec Zoo in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Vit Hovorka, Liberec
  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling

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Categories1984 births | Born in Myanmar | EEP | 1990 imports | Elephants from Liberec Zoo | Czech Republic | Single living | Asian elephants

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