Birma (Bierma, Bolette) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Birma (Bierma, Bolette) at Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)

Bierma being transported from Odense Zoo to Aalborg Zoo in June 1967.
☨ Birma (Bierma, Bolette)
ID Number:EEP Number: 8601 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 25 years old
Dead date: 1988-09-30
Death reason: disease: foot problems
Location:Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)
ArrivalBelfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens) 1988-03-24
from Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo 1986-06-25
from Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)
Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have) 1967-06-00
from Odense Zoo (Odense Dyrehave)
Born:* 1963 wild
Capture: 1973,
Document updated2009-03-23: Previous locations, EEP, Birth, Death, Text
2009-09-14: prev location Odense and transfer 1967
2011-10-04: alt name Bolette, merged with nr 3492.
Contradictory records:
According to EEP Bierma arrived Aalborg 1973-11-06 but the news article used as picture, states she came from Odense in June 1967.

Lena and Bierma arrived at Chester Zoo in June 1986 after eight years together at the Aalborg Zoo in Denmark. They were kept at Chester Zoo, at the request of Belfast Zoo, for approximately two years, while a new elephant house was being built for them at Belfast Zoo. Both elephants were transferred to Belfast Zoo in March 1988. Bierma died six months later
Birma's name is listed at Bierma in the 2007 European Asian Elephant Studbook, but was listed as Bolette in the 2005 version.


Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Birma (Bierma, Bolette), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens) in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1805. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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