Birma an Asian elephant at Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau)

♀ Birma
Photo © Anna Gorczy?ska, Wroclaw Zoo.
Photo © Anna Gorczy?ska, Wroclaw Zoo.


EEP nr6006


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 59 years old
Body height: 3.00 meter, 9.8 feet
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau), in Poland

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1981-09-08Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau)
from Circus Julinek

Document updated2009-01-21: different birth records

2011-11-08: PC management

2011-11-08: picture

2011-12-05: corrected previous location

2018-04-02: corrected birth year from 51 to 62
2018-09-05: link to EleWiki submitted
2020-05-09: Height
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Birma is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau), in Poland.

Birma arrived Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau) 1981-09-08, relocated from Circus Julinek, in Poland.

In Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau), Birma lives together with 1 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Toto born 1964
  2. , (see detailed list).


Birma was born wild 1962.

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Contradictory records:
Born 1950 according to EEG doc 1
Born 1962? according to magazine 16/2009 from EEG.

Records about Birma from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Birma:

6006 F ~ 1961 WILD WILD WILD ~ 1961 NONE Birth Parent BIRMA
CIRCUS ~ 1965 NONE Transfer
WROCLAW 8 Sep 1981 199334 Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Birma, an Asian elephant at Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau) in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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