Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Dublin Zoo in Ireland

♀ Asha


EEP nr200705


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 17 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 2007-05-07 captive-born
Birth place: in Dublin Zoo
Birth weight 80.00 kgs, 176.00 lbs

Parents: Alexander x ♀ Bernhardine (Bernhardini)
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2016-09-19 Zinda EEP id: 201607
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Dublin Zoo, in Ireland

Date of arrival

2007-05-07Dublin Zoo
Record history
History of updates2013-12-02: pregnant
2016-01-04: eep nr
2018-05-04: not pregnant

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Asha is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Dublin Zoo, in Ireland.

Asha arrived in 2007-05-07 to the Dublin Zoo,


Asha lives together with 4 other elephants at the Dublin Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Avani born 2017-03-19
  2. Bernhardine (Bernhardini) born 1984-06-16
  3. Samiya born 2014-09-17
  4. Zinda born 2016-09-19


  1. (F) 2016-09-19 Zinda EEP id: 201607


Asha was born captive-born 2007-05-07 at Dublin Zoo.


Parents of Asha are: ♂ Alexander (father) and ♀ Bernhardine (Bernhardini) (mother).

Siblings through the father Alexander:

  1. 1994-12-11(F) Piccolo (Piccolina)
  2. 1999-01-11 -- † 1999-01-12 (M) Willi
  3. 2000-11-28(F) Bangka
  4. 2002-01-20 -- † 2002-12-20 (M) Senang
  5. 2003-05-13(F) Trong Nhi
  6. 2003-07-26(F) Anak
  7. 2004-02-21(M) Sibu
  8. 2005-08-02(F) Yindee
  9. 2007-12-28 -- † 2007-12-28 (F) unborn
  10. 2008-02-17(M) Billy (Budi)
  11. 2009-02-10 -- † 2013-12-17 (F) Tonya
  12. 2009-02-11 -- † 2009-02-11 (F) stillborn
  13. 2009-05-17(F) Kai Mook (Kai-Mook)
  14. 2009-11-10(F) Kina
  15. 2012-11-01(M) Kyan
  16. 2015-01-07 -- † 2015-01-07 () stillborn

Siblings through the mother Bernhardine (Bernhardini):

  1. 1999-01-11 - † 1999-01-12 (M) Willi
  2. 2002-01-20 - † 2002-12-20 (M) Senang
  3. 2014-09-17(F) Samiya
  4. 2017-03-19(F) Avani


Ashas ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):

Born: 1978

Sire ff:

Born: 1960
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:

Born: 1958
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Bernhardine (Bernhardini)

Born: 1984-06-16

Sire mf:

Born: 1970-12-07
Sire mff:
Moti (Mohti)
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:

Born: 1970-09-18
Sire mmf:
Chieng Mai
Dame mmm:
Buag Hah (Pang Yang)

Comments / pictures

"Early on the morning of Monday, 7th May, Bernhardine, one of our Asian elephants gave birth to a healthy female calf.

The birth took place in total darkness and was carefully monitored by the keepers via special CCTV cameras fitted with infared lights.

At 2.30am, a large swelling had appeared, inticating that the calf had moved into the birth canal. At 2.39am the calf emerged. Two minutes after the birth the calf could be seen moving and eight minutes after the birth the baby elephant stood upright. At 2.49am, the baby elephant took its first steps, much to the delight of zookeepers.

It was a comepletely natural birth, without any complications. We could observe the other elephants, Yasmin and Anak, offering their support to Bernhardine and taking great interest in the calf. We are all so delighted with the birth of our healthy baby elephant and there is a real buzz of excitement in the zoo as a result of the birth.

You will be able to see Bernhadineand her calf, and other elephants, Yasmin and Anak in early June when their purpose built Asian Elephant habitat, The Kazaringa Forest Trail is unveiled, and the calf is strong and healthy."

Leo Ooosterweghel, Director of Dublin Zoo

2007-09-05 The elephant baby was named Asha, a name suggested by Mrs Clare Creegan, from Raheny in north Dublin

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Asha, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Dublin Zoo in Ireland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 March 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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