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) 2003-00-00
from Lahad Datu District
Born:2003 wild in
Lahad Datu District
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.


2018-06-29: an adolescent elephant rescued 13 years ago from the Lahad Datu's Yapid plantation died two days ago (June 27)

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/
  • https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/06/29/two-borneo-pygmy-elephants-die-at-lok-kawi-wildlife-park/

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