Sengtong (Seng Tong)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Way Kambas Elephant Training Center (PLG) in Indonesia

♂ Sengtong (Seng Tong)



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Way Kambas Elephant Training Center (PLG), in Indonesia

Date of arrival

1985-00-00Way Kambas Elephant Training Center (PLG)
from Lampang Young Elephant Training Center

Record history
History of updates2021-01-15

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Sengtong (Seng Tong) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Way Kambas Elephant Training Center (PLG), in Indonesia.

Sengtong (Seng Tong) arrived in 1985-00-00 to the Way Kambas Elephant Training Center (PLG), relocated from the Lampang Young Elephant Training Center, in Thailand.


Sengtong (Seng Tong) lives together with 31 other elephants at the Way Kambas Elephant Training Center (PLG):

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♂ Adi born 1994-10-18
  2. 2. ♂ Anwar
  3. 3. ⚪ Bani born 1991
  4. 4. ⚪ Beri
  5. 5. ♀ Bunga
  6. 6. ♂ Dennis born 1993
  7. 7. ♀ Eleanor born 2015
  8. 8. ⚪ Erin born 2014
  9. 9. ♂ Harsoyo born 1996-07-02
  10. 10. ♂ Joni born 2009
  11. 11. ♂ Josh born 2006-11-21
  12. 12. ♀ Kartijah (Kartrja) born 1980
  13. 13. ♂ Koman
  14. 14. ♂ Maruli born 1995-03-07
  15. 15. ♂ Mawi born 1994-05-15
  16. 16. ♀ Mela
  17. 17. ♀ Rahayu
  18. 18. ♀ Rini
  19. 19. ♂ Sapon born 2015
  20. 20. ♀ Sarah
  21. 21. ♂ Subaru
  22. 22. ♀ Susan
  23. 23. ♂ Tumando born 1995-03-07
  24. 24. ♂ unknown born 2004-02-09
  25. 25. ♂ unknown born 2014-01-16
  26. 26. ⚪ unknown born 1992?
  27. 27. ♂ unknown born 2014-02-15
  28. 28. ♂ unknown born 2009-06-07
  29. 29. ♂ Yando born 1995-05-15
  30. 30. ♀ Yekti born ~2013
  31. 31. ♀ Zelda


Sengtong (Seng Tong) was born wild .

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Mature Thai khoonkie male from the Northern province of Chaiyaphum in Thailand, imported to Sumatra for training purpose.

1985: The tradition of elephantkeeping which eventually returned to Sumatra in 1985 with the establishment of the centre in Way Kambas National Park was introduced from Thailand with the arrival of two Thai 'khoonkie elephants and four mahouts from the Northern province of Chaiyaphum. The aims of the centre as stated by Santiapillai & Ramono (1991) were to "promote the breeding of elephants in captivity so that some animals will be available for use in Fores0y and nature oriented tourism" which was latter expanded to "reestablish the elephant as part of Sumatra's myths, history and cultural heritage (Santiapillai & Ramono, 1991). The PHPA were helped in their efforts by Taman Safari Indonesia (TSI) who were involved in the successful selection and Translocation of the two khoonkie elephants and mahouts from Thailand to Way Kambas National Park (Manansang, 1993).

1992:Krishnamurthy (1992) reported in l99l that a newly captured cow had mated with Sengtong in October of that year

1997: Definite secretions were observed on Sengtong in June 1997 and he was observed to have come into Musth in June 1997 andagain in December 1997 (Nazarrudin pers. comm.) During the Musth period he was more difficult to handle than usual and contact was kept to a minimum. Consequently he was isolated from the other elephants and tethered in a nearby naturally swampy area, where he could take food and water, as neither supplemental food
nor water was provided by his Mahout.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Sengtong (Seng Tong), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Way Kambas Elephant Training Center (PLG) in Indonesia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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