Bee (Burma)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Toluca Zoo in Mexico

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Bee (Burma)  dead elephant
Bee. Toluca Zoo 02/2007. <a href="">Won-Tolla</a><br />
Bee. Toluca Zoo 02/2007. Won-Tolla



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀

People killed:2
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2010-04-28
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Toluca Zoo, in Mexico

Date of arrival

1980-00-00Toluca Zoo
from Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)

1974-00-00Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)
from Mexico unspecified location

Mexico unspecified location
from Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)

1961-00-00Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)
from American Circus Corporation

1961-00-00American Circus Corporation
from Tony Gentry

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History of updates2022-03-19

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† Bee (Burma) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2010-04-28 at Toluca Zoo, in Mexico, .


Bee (Burma) was born wild .

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Tony Gentry received Burma in 1953. He would eventually present three elephants. Burma and Gypsy were sold in 1961 to Bob Snowden of Acme Circus Corporation, later heading to Clyde Beatty - Cole Brothers Circus. Rex Williams immediately changed their names to Bee and Gyp. The two elephants would remain together upon their sale to Africam Safari in Mexico in 1974. Bee would later be sold to the Toluca Zoo in 1980.

It is said Bee had killed at least 2 people.

There were two enclosures for Asian elephants. In one was a pair, Ted, a tusked bull about 50 years old, and Bee, a female of about 60; in the other was a lone Tuskless bull, Ramos, about 50 years old. All three were donations from a Mexican circus, and had narrowly escaped being destroyed because they killed their trainer and another person. (I am not sure that the ages given above are correct, but that is what I was told.)
International Zoo News Vol. 47/1 (No. 298) January/February 2000

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Bee (Burma), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Toluca Zoo in Mexico. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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