Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Chester Zoo in United Kingdom

♀ Maya


EEP nr9001


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 58 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1966 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1990-07-19Chester Zoo
from Chessington World of Adventures (Chessington Zoo)

1990-04-06Chessington World of Adventures (Chessington Zoo)
from Bristol Zoo

1990-04-01Bristol Zoo
from Woburn Safari Park

1987-08-14Woburn Safari Park
from Bristol Zoo

1986-06-27Bristol Zoo
from Woburn Safari Park

1986-00-00Woburn Safari Park 1986-00-00
from Chipperfield organisation (Chilworth)

Chipperfield organisation (Chilworth)
from Besançon Zoo (Citadelle de Besançon)

Record history
History of updates2023-12-17

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Maya is a living flatliner Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom.

Maya arrived in 1990-07-19 to the Chester Zoo, relocated from the Chessington World of Adventures (Chessington Zoo), in United Kingdom.


Maya lives together with 5 other elephants at the Chester Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Anjan Hi Way born 2018-05-17
  2. Aung Bo born 2001-07-16
  3. Indali Hi Way born 2016-12-17
  4. Riva Hi Way born 2020-02-26
  5. Sundara born 2004-03-07


Maya was born wild 1966.

Comments / pictures

Maya came from Besancon with Johti and would be the Maya in Chester. I remember taking Maya from Woburn to Bristol where she stayed for a while when they needed an elephant for company for another Roger Cawley, 2011.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Maya, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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