Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk) an Asian elephant at Firma Ruhe

Female ♀ Asian  Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk) at Firma Ruhe

Hamburg and Zora in Copenhagen Zoo 1934, together with their keeper from Firma Ruhe, baron Hans von Ketelholdt.
☨ Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk)
ID nr:EEP Number: 0502 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Firma Ruhe
ArrivalFirma Ruhe 1943-09-30 from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1938-12-00
from Circus Hermann Althoff (Helene Althoff)
Circus Hermann Althoff (Helene Althoff) 1938-12-00
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1938-08-08
from Firma Ruhe
Firma Ruhe 1935-01-01
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1934-09-30
from Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo 1934-05-19
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1934-05-00
from Firma Ruhe
Firma Ruhe 1934-04-00
from Hannover Zoo
Born:* 1905-00-00 wild Myanmar
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1933-10-00 Zora (Zohra), EEP nr: 3401
  2. (F) 1938-09-05 Hannolore, EEP nr: 3701
Document updated2009-09-09: text
2009-11-11: removed false statement that she died in Berlin nov. 1943.
2010-04-10: alt name spelling
2010-05-19: prev. location at Amar
2012-06-13: eep records
Records about Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk) from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk):

0502 F ~ 1905 UNK UNK UNKNOWN ~ 1905 NONE Birth BIRMA I /H
C KLUDSKY ~ 1910 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER 7 Mar 1934 VII32 Loan to
L RUHE ~ Mar 1934 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER ~ Apr 1934 VII32 Loan to
COPENHAGE 19 May 1934 10380 Transfer
HANNOVER 30 Sep 1934 VII32 Loan to
L RUHE 1 Jan 1935 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER 8 Sep 1938 VII32 Loan to
L RUHE ~ Sep 1943 NONE ltf Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Hamburg (Birma ) and Zora,enroute to copenhagen 1934.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk), an Asian at Firma Ruhe in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Christian Hamel, France
  • "Život v manéži" by Karel Kludský, Václav Cibula, (through Jana Havlová)
  • Page 90-91, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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