Setia an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Taiping Zoo and Night Safari Malaysia

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Setia at Taiping Zoo and Night Safari Malaysia

Setia
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 31 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Taiping Zoo and Night Safari Malaysia
ArrivalTaiping Zoo and Night Safari Malaysia 1991-09-11
Born:* 1989-00-00 wild Malaysia
Capture: 1991,
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 5 babies

  1. (F) 2002-08-10 -- † 2004-04-07 Larut
  2. (F) 2003-12-07 Matang
  3. (F) 2005-12-17 Selama
  4. (F) 2007-06-06 Tepeng
  5. (F) 2011-10-30 Mas
Document updated2007-07-21
2007-02-27: The elephant bull Setia attacked elephantkeeper Mohd Hashim Ishak



Setia is free contact/partial protected contact, when not in musth, during musth in protected contact.

He is in tethered on longchain when in musth, and given fewer calories and frequent cold showers.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Setia, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Taiping Zoo and Night Safari Malaysia in Malaysia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1134. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Mazwin Marjan, Asst. Curator, Zoo Taiping and Night Safari

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