Maya an Asian elephant at Chester Zoo

♀ Maya


EEP nr9001


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 55 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1966 wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1990-07-19Chester Zoo
from Chessington World of Adventures (Chessington Zoo)
Chessington World of Adventures (Chessington Zoo) 1990-04-06
from Bristol Zoo
Bristol Zoo 1990-04-01
from Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Safari Park 1987-08-14
from Bristol Zoo
Bristol Zoo 1986-06-27
from Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Safari Park 1986-00-00
from Chipperfield organisation
Chipperfield organisation
from Besançon Zoo (Citadelle de Besançon)

Document updated2011-12-12: previous locations
2018-05-24: link to EleWiki submitted
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Maya is a living flatliner Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom.

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

In Chester Zoo, Maya lives together with 5 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Anjan Hi Way born 2018-05-17
  2. ,
  3. Aung Bo born 2001-07-16
  4. ,
  5. Indali Hi Way born 2016-12-17
  6. ,
  7. Riva Hi Way born 2020-02-26
  8. ,
  9. Sundara born 2004-03-07
  10. , (see detailed list).


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 anotherRoger Cawley, 2011.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Maya, an Asian elephant at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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