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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau) in Poland

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


EEP nr6006


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 61 years old
Body height: 3.00 meter, 9.8 feet
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau), in Poland

Date of arrival

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

Record history
History of updates2009-01-21: 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

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

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

Birma lives together with 1 other elephants at the Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau):
  1. Toto born 1964

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


Birma was born wild 1962.

Comments / pictures

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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Birma, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau) in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=301. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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