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Yu Yu Yin
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Planckendael Zoo in Belgium

♀ Yu Yu Yin
Yu Yu Yin. Antwerp Zoo Summer 2008. Photo: © Tony Verhulst
Yu Yu Yin. Antwerp Zoo Summer 2008. Photo: © Tony Verhulst


EEP nr7902


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 44 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1979-02-15 unknown
Birth place:
Imported:1989 by E.A.G. van den Brink
Freight:By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1998-03-01 Maxim EEP id: 9802

2. Born 2005-05-28
(dead † 2005-05-28)
stillborn EEP id: 200505
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Planckendael Zoo, in Belgium

Date of arrival

2012-06-18Planckendael Zoo
from Antwerp Zoo

2006-05-02Antwerp Zoo
from Port Lympne Zoo

1999-11-22Port Lympne Zoo
from Rotterdam Zoo

1995-11-09Rotterdam Zoo
from Rhenen Zoo

1989-06-05Rhenen Zoo
from Soest Zoo

1989-06-01Soest Zoo 1989-06-01
from E.A.G. van den Brink

E.A.G. van den Brink
from Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)

Record history
History of updates2009-01-11: Image
2012-06-19: transfer
2018-04-09: prev location
2021-09-15: Importer van den Brink

Latest document update2021-09-15 21:42:10
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Yu Yu Yin is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Planckendael Zoo, in Belgium.

Yu Yu Yin arrived in 2012-06-18 to the Planckendael Zoo, relocated from the Antwerp Zoo, in Belgium.

Yu Yu Yin lives together with 5 other elephants at the Planckendael Zoo:
  1. Tun Kai born 2018-01-13
  2. Kai Mook (Kai-Mook) born 2009-05-17
  3. Kanvar born 2008-07-19
  4. May Tagu born 2005-04-11
  5. Suki born 2017-12-25

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


  1. (M) 1998-03-01 Maxim EEP id: 9802
  2. (M) 2005-05-28 -- † 2005-05-28 stillborn EEP id: 200505


Yu Yu Yin was born unknown 1979-02-15. and imported 1989 by E.A.G. van den Brink, By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam

Comments / pictures

5 females to Zoo Rhenen, Holland. They were inspected by Mr Peter up country and at Rangoon Zoo.
van den Brink, 2014

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Yu Yu Yin, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Planckendael Zoo in Belgium. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=685. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Tony Verhulst, Antwerp Zoo
  • G van den Brink

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