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

♀ Minbu

Alternative name: Mimbu


EEP nr8504


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1985-01-00 wild
Birth place: in Myanmar unspecified location
Imported:1990 by E.A.G. van den Brink
Freight:By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1998-08-27 Karishma EEP id: 9810
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Blackpool Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

2018-03-07Blackpool Zoo
from Twycross Zoo

1997-10-02Twycross Zoo
from Chester Zoo

1996-10-19Chester Zoo
from Twycross Zoo

1991-01-19Twycross Zoo
from Soest Zoo

Soest Zoo
from Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)

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

E.A.G. van den Brink
from Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE)

Record history
History of updates2024-04-01:

Latest document update2023-08-24 12:33:36
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Minbu is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Blackpool Zoo, in United Kingdom.

Minbu arrived in 2018-03-07 to the Blackpool Zoo, relocated from the Twycross Zoo, in United Kingdom.


Minbu lives together with 5 other elephants at the Blackpool Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Emmett (Tundi) born 1991-07-10
  2. Esha born 2014-03-04
  3. Katie born 1969
  4. Noor Jahan born 1995-11-24
  5. Tara born 1998-08-06


  1. (F) 1998-08-27 Karishma EEP id: 9810


Minbu was born wild 1985-01-00 at Myanmar unspecified location. and imported 1990 by E.A.G. van den Brink, By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam

Comments / pictures

As a number of elephants imported from Burma, Minbu has chemical Branding tattoo in shape of a star, on both her hips.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Minbu, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Blackpool Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1611. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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