Yapid at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park (Sabah Zoo)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Yapid at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park (Sabah Zoo)

† Yapid
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 15 years old
Dead date: 2018-06-27,
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Lok Kawi Wildlife Park (Sabah Zoo)
ArrivedLok Kawi Wildlife Park (Sabah Zoo)
Born:2003 wild
Capture: 2003, Sandakan
Document updated2018-06-30: reported dead
According to the park’s resident doctor Dr Symphorosa Sipangkui, the elephant which they named Yapid was only three months old when he was first rescued in Sandakan.

“He was handicapped, having difficulty in swallowing food. We did not expect him to live beyond five years. But he did, thanks to the care of the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) and the veterinarians at the park,” she said when met at the park here today.

Sources, among others

  • Albert Roolfs, Mnster, Germany
  • http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/06/30/elephant-that-died-wasnt-expected-to-live-past-5-years-says-park/

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