Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Firma Ruhe in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk)  dead elephant
Hamburg and Zora in Copenhagen Zoo 1934, together with their keeper from Firma Ruhe, baron Hans von Ketelholdt.
Hamburg and Zora in Copenhagen Zoo 1934, together with their keeper from Firma Ruhe, baron Hans von Ketelholdt.


EEP nr0502


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* 1905-00-00 wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1933-10-00 Zohra EEP id: 3401

2. Born 1938-09-05 Hannolore EEP id: 3701
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Firma Ruhe, in Germany

Date of arrival

1943-09-30Firma Ruhe
from Hannover Zoo

1938-12-00Hannover Zoo
from Circus Hermann Althoff (Helen Althoff)

1938-12-00Circus Hermann Althoff (Helen Althoff)
from Hannover Zoo

1938-08-08Hannover Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

1935-01-01Firma Ruhe
from Hannover Zoo

1934-09-30Hannover Zoo 1934-09-30
from Copenhagen Zoo

1934-05-19Copenhagen Zoo
from Hannover Zoo

1934-05-00Hannover Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

1934-04-00Firma Ruhe
from Hannover Zoo

1934-03-07Hannover Zoo
from Circus Amar

1934-02-22Circus Amar
from Firma Ruhe

1934-02-22Firma Ruhe
from Circus Kludsky

0000-00-00Circus Kludsky
from Firma Ruhe

Record history
History of updates2023-11-21

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† Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Firma Ruhe, in Germany, .


  1. (F) 1933-10-00 Zohra EEP id: 3401
  2. (F) 1938-09-05 Hannolore EEP id: 3701


Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk) was born wild 1905-00-00.

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Records about Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk) from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk):

0502 F ~ 1905 UNK UNK UNKNOWN ~ 1905 NONE Birth BIRMA I /H
C KLUDSKY ~ 1910 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER 7 Mar 1934 VII32 Loan to
L RUHE ~ Mar 1934 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER ~ Apr 1934 VII32 Loan to
COPENHAGE 19 May 1934 10380 Transfer
HANNOVER 30 Sep 1934 VII32 Loan to
L RUHE 1 Jan 1935 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER 8 Sep 1938 VII32 Loan to
L RUHE ~ Sep 1943 NONE ltf Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk) in Firma Ruhe

Hamburg (Birma ) and Zora,enroute to copenhagen 1934.
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Firma Ruhe in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 15 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Christian Hamel, France
  • "Život v manéži" by Karel Kludský, Václav Cibula, (through Jana Havlová)
  • Page 90-91,
    Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling

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