Mat Chepor an Asian elephant at Piah Forest Reserve

 ☨ ♂ Mat Chepor  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 2 years old
Born:* 2004 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 2006-06-00
Death reason: anesthesia: post-mortem showed intestinal erosion, dehydration and lack of nutrition
Present / last location:Piah Forest Reserve, in Malaysia

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2004-00-00Piah Forest Reserve

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† Mat Chepor is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Piah Forest Reserve, in Malaysia, of anesthesia in 2006-06-00. Official death reason described as post-mortem showed intestinal erosion, dehydration and lack of nutrition. (see detailed list).


Mat Chepor was born wild 2004.

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The orphaned calf, which was found wandering around in the Piah Forest reserve apparently searching for its mother which had been shot by hunters, was in the process of being relocated to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Translocation Unit in Pahang to join a herd of 11 elephants.

He is supposed to have been given 20mg Xylazine.

Just 10m away from the trailer at the Felcra Kampong Chepor oil palm estate, Mat Chepor collapsed. Despite efforts by Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) rangers from Perak and Pahang to keep him alive, the calf grew weaker overnight and died 18 hours later.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Mat Chepor, an Asian elephant at Piah Forest Reserve in Malaysia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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