Bambina an Asian elephant at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)

Female ♀ Asian  Bambina at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)

Bambina at Hällestadsstapeln in the 50s, Skansen Zoo in Stockholm.
The young rider at the elephants neck is Sven-Arne Borg, son to head elephantkeeper Sven Borg.
☨ Bambina
Taxidermy: Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
ID nr:EEP Number: 3710 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 30 years old
Body weight: 5830.00 kg, 12826.00 lbs
Dead date: 1967-01-22
Death reason: disease: sepsis foot problems
Location:Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)
ArrivalStockholm Zoo (Skansen) 1939-04-27
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Firma Carl Hagenbeck
from Myanmar unspecified location
Born:* 1937 wild
in Myanmar unspecified location Myanmar
Imported:1938?
Document updated2009-03-15: EEP nr
2010-11-12: weight
Bambina was among the largest and heaviest asian elephant cows in Europe ever. In 1967, she became severe promlems with a nail, and finally died in blood-poisoning, after some months when she lost weight. Her shoulder height was aproximately 2.97 meters, weight 5 830 kgs half a year before her death, so in her prime she was probably over six ton, which may be a record in europe for an asian cow. Bambina was wild born in Burma, and came to Skansen via Hagenbecks Zoo in Hamburg, as exchange for a european bison bull.

Lunkentuss Bambina

Lunkentuss in front of Bambina, zookeeper Tore Glemmefors

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Bambina, an Asian at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=60. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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