Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Chawang (Lasah) at Singapore Night Safari

♂ Chawang (Lasah)


EEP nr8220


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Body height: 3.00 meter, 9.8 feet
Body weight: 3480.00 kg, 7656.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Total: 5 babies

1. Born noname

2. Born 1999-03-24 Sang Raja EEP id: 9905

3. Born 2001 Sang Wira

4. Born 2010-11-23
(dead † 2013)
Nila Utama

5. Born 2016-05-12 Neha
Present / last location:Singapore Night Safari, in Singapore

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1991-10-07Singapore Night Safari
from Singapore Zoo

Document updated2011-04-05: EEP, Size, Text RE
2012-03-18: FC, more locations, merged with 3263 (earlier Lasah Melaka Zoo/Singapore)
2012-04-06: split into 2 elephants again.
2012-04-17: removed EEP number and all text refering to the elephant Lasah.
2017-03-15: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
2017-03-15: alt name
Random literature


Chawang (Lasah) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Singapore Night Safari, in Singapore.

Chawang (Lasah) arrived Singapore Night Safari 1991-10-07, relocated from Singapore Zoo, in Singapore.

In Singapore Night Safari, Chawang (Lasah) lives together with 5 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Jamilah born 1976-00-00
  2. ,
  3. Neha born 2016-05-12
  4. ,
  5. Sang Wira born 2001
  6. ,
  7. Sri Nandong born 1985
  8. ,
  9. Tun born 1990
  10. , (see detailed list).


Total: 5 babies

  1. (M) noname
  2. (M) 1999-03-24 Sang Raja EEP id: 9905
  3. (M) 2001 Sang Wira
  4. (M) 2010-11-23 -- † 2013 Nila Utama
  5. (F) 2016-05-12 Neha


Chawang (Lasah) was born wild .

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Contradictory records:
The EEP states 'Lasah' was born in Malaysia in 1982. On 07 October 1991, he arrived at location 'Singapore' and on 07 October 1997 he was transferred to location 'Malay DW.' The Studbook also lists this elephant as Lost-to-Follow up, or a "documented animal whose current location is unknown." Lasah is only listed as sire to Sang Raja of the Koln Zoo.

Chawang gored its zookeeper of 18 years, Gopal Krishnan, in 2001. The injuries were severe, but Krishnan recuperated.

Chawangs sperm quality was tested in 2007 and counted good, see News Article

Chawang (Lasah) on elephant-news.comElephant News: articles where Chawang (Lasah) is mentioned on

Chawang (Lasah) is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
Elephant chawangs sperm count good - Elephant News
2011-04-04Baby takes a big step forward for night safari - Elephant News

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Chawang (Lasah), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Singapore Night Safari in Singapore. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Langkawi Elephant Adventures
  • Zooish


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Chawang (Lasah) mentioned on our sister website

Elephant chawangs sperm count good - Elephant News
2011-04-04Baby takes a big step forward for night safari - Elephant News

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