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

♂ Chawang (Lasah)


EEP nr8220


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
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Total: 5 babies

1. Born noname

2. Born 1999-03-24 Sang Raja EEP id: 9905

3. Born 2001 Sang Wira

4. Born 2010-11-23
(dead † 2013)
Nila Utama

5. Born 2016-05-12 Neha
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Singapore Night Safari, in Singapore

Date of arrival

1991-10-07Singapore Night Safari
from Singapore Zoo

Record history
History of updates2011-04-05: 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

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Chawang (Lasah) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Singapore Night Safari, in Singapore.

Chawang (Lasah) arrived in 1991-10-07 to the Singapore Night Safari, relocated from the Singapore Zoo, in Singapore.


Chawang (Lasah) lives together with 5 other elephants at the Singapore Night Safari:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Jamilah born 1976-00-00
  2. Neha born 2016-05-12
  3. Sang Wira born 2001
  4. Sri Nandong born 1985
  5. Tun born 1990


Total: 5 babies

  1. (M) noname
  2. (M) 1999-03-24 Sang Raja EEP id: 9905
  3. (M) 2001 Sang Wira
  4. (M) 2010-11-23 -- † 2013 Nila Utama
  5. (F) 2016-05-12 Neha


Chawang (Lasah) was born wild .

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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

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

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Chawang (Lasah), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Singapore Night Safari in Singapore. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 March 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Langkawi Elephant Adventures
  • Zooish

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