Yapid an Asian elephant at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park (Sabah Zoo)

 ☨ ♂ Yapid  

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus borneensis
Sex and age:Male ♂ 15 years old
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Born:* 2003 wild
Birth place: in Lahad Datu District
Capture: 2003 Sandakan
Dead date: 2018-06-27
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Lok Kawi Wildlife Park (Sabah Zoo), in Malaysia

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2003-00-00Lok Kawi Wildlife Park (Sabah Zoo)
from Lahad Datu District

Document updated2018-06-30: reported dead
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† Yapid is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park (Sabah Zoo), in Malaysia, of from unknown reasons in 2018-06-27. (see detailed list).


Yapid was born wild 2003 at Lahad Datu District, captured 2003 , captured at Sandakan.

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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)

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Yapid, an Asian at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park (Sabah Zoo) in Malaysia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2413. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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