† Swe San Thay is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2010-02-17 at Emmen Zoo, in Netherlands, . Official death reason described as fell during birth, and broke her pelvis.
Swe San Thay was born captive-born 1979-11-28 at Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo). and imported 1988 by E.A.G. van den Brink, By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam
In June 1988, the Emmen Zoo imported seven Asian elephants from Burma. These seven would form the Heart
of the Herd
to later birth many calves.
In February 2010, keepers found Swe San Thay dead in the barn during morning inspections. No apparent cause of death of found preceding Necropsy.
Swe San Thay means "golden abundance" in Burmese.
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