Yhetoo (Yheet thoo) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Belfast Zoo, in United Kingdom.
Yhetoo (Yheet thoo) arrived in 2009-01-23 to the Belfast Zoo, relocated from the Krefeld Zoo, in Germany.
Yhetoo (Yheet thoo) was born unknown 1977 at Myanmar unspecified location. and imported 1980 by Firma Ruhe
The burmese name "yheet thoo" means "The bold one". Eventually captive born in Burmese working camp. As a number of elephants imported from Burma, she has chemical Branding
tattoo in shape of a star, on both her hips, and the number 7384 under the star.
Bought by Zoo Krefeld from firma Ruhe for 45 000 DM (German Marks).
In April 2009, 48 year old Jenny and 36 year old Dunja were 'retired' to the Belfast Zoo from their home in Hannover. Both were previous circus elephants (Dunja was confiscated by German officials from Circus Montecarlo) and will be joining 32 year old Yhetoo and 44 year old Tina. Tina has has resided in Belfast since 1966, while Yhetoo arrived in January 2009 from the Krefeld Zoo in Germany. In 2009, the zoo in Northern Ireland changed their management program to protected contact and care for non-breeding females at the recommendation of Europe's Asian Elephant breeding program.
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