Setia an Asian elephant at Taiping Zoo and Night Safari Malaysia

Male ♂ Asian  Setia at Taiping Zoo and Night Safari Malaysia

ID nr:
Species: Asian elephant
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 at Taiping Zoo and Night Safari Malaysia in Malaysia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

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

Internal relevant links

External relevant links (Opens in new window)


Search more on the web for Setia

Elephant Encyclopedia and database

Established 1995
Established 2006
Search for keywords

Locations of visitors to