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

Chawang (Lasah)
ID Number:EEP Number: 8220 - 
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
Location:Singapore Night Safari
ArrivalSingapore Night Safari 1991-10-07
from Singapore Zoo
Born:* wild Unknown
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 5 babies

  1. (M) noname
  2. (M) 1999-03-24 Sang Raja, EEP nr: 9905
  3. (M) 2001 Sang Wira
  4. (M) 2010-11-23 -- † 2013 Nila Utama
  5. (F) 2016-05-12 Neha
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
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 elephant-news.com
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Elephant chawangs sperm count good - Elephant News
2011-04-04Baby takes a big step forward for night safari - Elephant News


Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Chawang (Lasah), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Singapore Night Safari in Singapore. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=393. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Langkawi Elephant Adventures
  • Zooish

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

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