Birma II an Asian elephant at Ruhr Zoo, Gelsenkirchen


 ☨ ♀ Birma II  




Identification

EEP nr1801

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 63 years old
Origin
Born:* 1918 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1918
Death
Dead date: 1981-09-12
Death reason: age:
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 1936-08-03
(dead † 1943)
August

2. Born 1939-11-22
(dead † 1967-05-11)
Gina EEP id: 3901

3. Born 1944-08-10
(dead † 1962-04-22)
Carla EEP id: 4401
Locations
Present / last location:Ruhr Zoo, Gelsenkirchen, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1949-00-00Ruhr Zoo, Gelsenkirchen
from Firma Ruhe
Firma Ruhe 1944-09-26
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1942-00-00
from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) 1940-00-00
from Amsterdam Artis Zoo
Amsterdam Artis Zoo 1939-12-15
from Circus Strassburger
Circus Strassburger 1938-00-00
from Circus Amar
Circus Amar 1934-02-22
from Firma Ruhe
Firma Ruhe 1934-02-22
from Circus Kludsky
Circus Kludsky
from Firma Ruhe

Document updated2009-09-12
2009-11-11: previous locations
2012-06-13: eep records
2021-01-03: death date
Random literature
Description

† Birma II is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Ruhr Zoo, Gelsenkirchen, in Germany, of age in 1981-09-12. (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (M) 1936-08-03 -- † 1943 August
  2. (F) 1939-11-22 -- † 1967-05-11 Gina EEP id: 3901
  3. (F) 1944-08-10 -- † 1962-04-22 Carla EEP id: 4401

Origin


Birma II was born wild 1918, captured 1918 .


Comments / pictures

Apr birth year according to EEP.



Photo ca. 1950: W. Koriath, Gelsenkirchen in den 50er Jahren

Elephant keeper in Ruhr Zoo was Karl Preuss.


Contradictory records:
The transfers of this elephant is somewhat confusing, but according to EEG she was covered by Piccolo at Circus Amar before giving birth to Carla in Hannover.

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

1801 F ~ 1918 UNK UNK UNKNOWN ~ 1918 NONE Birth BIRMA II
L RUHE ~ 1925 NONE Transfer
CIRCUS ~ 1930 NONE Transfer
AMSTERDAM 15 Dec 1939 NONE Loan to
L RUHE ~ Dec 1939 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER ~ Dec 1939 VII39 Transfer
L RUHE ~ Dec 1944 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER 15 May 1946 VII39 Transfer
GELSNKRKN ~ Apr 1947 NONE Transfer
~ 1981 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online


Links



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Birma II, an Asian elephant at Ruhr Zoo, Gelsenkirchen in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 June 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=556. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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