Bambina an Asian elephant at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)

 ☨ ♀ Bambina  
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.

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 30 years old
TaxidermySwedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Id numberEEP Number: 3710
Body weight: 5830.00 kg, 12826.00 lbs
Born:* 1937 wild
Birth place: in Myanmar unspecified location
Dead date: 1967-01-22
Death reason: disease: sepsis foot problems
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

Document updated2009-03-15: EEP nr
2010-11-12: weight
2020-11-08: Picture of dead Bambina at SVA
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† Bambina is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen), in Sweden, of disease in 1967-01-22. Official death reason described as sepsis foot problems.

The remains of this elephant is within the Taxidermy collection at Swedish Museum of Natural History, in Stockholm, Sweden, since 1967-00-00.

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Bambina was born wild 1937 in Myanmar unspecified location. and imported 1938?

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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

Bambina in front of Lunkentuss , zookeeper Tore Glemmefors

 Dead Bambina

Dead Bambina at SVA, Stockholm, 1967

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Bambina, an Asian at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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