Birka an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation

☨ Birka
ID nr:   SSP Number: 248 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 34 years old
Dead date: 2001-05-25
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
ArrivalRingling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation 1995-00-00
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden
Roman Schmitt Busch Garden 1973-12-00
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)
Born:* 1967 wild
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1983-11-23 Targa, SSP nr: 258
  2. (M) 1989-08 -- † 1989-08 stillborn, SSP nr: 357
  3. (M) 1992-05-25 Tommy (Mickey), SSP nr: 333
Document updated2009-03-20: Death

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Birka, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1769. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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