Bambina
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) in Sweden

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Bambina  dead elephant
Bambina at Hällestadsstapeln in the 50s, Skansen Zoo in Stockholm.<br />The young rider at the elephants neck is Sven-Arne Borg, son to head elephantkeeper Sven Borg.
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.
Taxidermy locationSwedish Museum of Natural History (NRM), Stockholm, Sweden

Identification

Museum accession number NRM ??
EEP nr3710

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 30 years old
Body weight: 5830.00 kg, 12826.00 lbs
Origin
Born:* 1937 wild
Birth place: in Myanmar unspecified location
Imported:1938? by Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Death
Dead: 1967-01-22
Death reason: disease: sepsis foot problems
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Stockholm Zoo (Skansen), in Sweden

Date of arrival

1939-04-27Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Firma Carl Hagenbeck
from Myanmar unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2009-03-15: EEP nr
2010-11-12: weight
2020-11-08: Picture of dead Bambina at SVA
2021-09-16: Importer Firma Hagenbeck

Latest document update2021-09-16 18:23:51
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† Bambina is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1967-01-22 at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen), in Sweden, . Official death reason described as sepsis foot problems.

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM), in Stockholm, Sweden, since 1967-01-22.

Origin


Bambina was born wild 1937 at Myanmar unspecified location. and imported 1938? by Firma Carl Hagenbeck


Comments / pictures

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.

 Bambina  Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) in Sweden

Bambina in front of Lunkentuss , zookeeper Tore Glemmefors

 Bambina  Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) in Sweden

Dead Bambina at SVA, Stockholm, 1967

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Bambina, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=60. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1967 deaths | Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM) Taxidermy | 1937 births | Born in Myanmar | EEP | 1938 imports | Elephants from Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) | Sweden | Asian elephants


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