Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Buria at Neunkirchen Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Buria  


EEP nr7102


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 48 years old
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2017-02-24
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Neunkirchen Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

2010-04-29Neunkirchen Zoo
from Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm

2006-07-00Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm
from Port Lympne Zoo

1996-05-08Port Lympne Zoo
from Chester Zoo

1994-04-18Chester Zoo
from Port Lympne Zoo

1977-06-01Port Lympne Zoo
from Howletts Wild Animal Park

1971-01-01Howletts Wild Animal Park 1971-01-01
from Sonepur Fair

Record history
History of updates2009-09-15:�country origin

2010-05-01:�transfer to Neunkirchen

2018-11-27: link to EleWiki submitted

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Buria is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2017-02-24 at Neunkirchen Zoo, in Germany, .


Buria was born wild 1969.

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In his book The Best of Friends, John Aspinall writes that all asian elephants, except Assam, were bought at the Sonepur market in India.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Buria, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Neunkirchen Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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