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Swe San Thay an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Emmen Zoo

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Swe San Thay at Emmen Zoo

Swe San Htay. Emmen Zoo 2008. Photo: © Petra Prager
† Swe San Thay
ID Number:EEP Number: 7904 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 31 years old
Dead date: 2010-02-17
Death reason: accident: fell during birth, and broke her pelvis
Location:Emmen Zoo
ArrivalEmmen Zoo 1988-06-27
from Franz van den Brink
Franz van den Brink 1988-06-00
from Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
Born:1979-11-28 captive-born in
Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo) Myanmar
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1998-02-08 Maung Htoo, EEP nr: 9805
  2. (M) 2006-05-23 -- † 2017-04-00 Unt Bwe, EEP nr: 200607
  3. () 2008-03-07 -- † 2008-03-07 miscarriage, EEP nr: 200804
  4. (M) 2010-02-17 -- † 2010-02-17 noname, EEP nr: 201001
Document updated2009-02-09: Previous locations
2009-03-25: Image
2010-02-18: Birth, Death, Text
2010-03-02: death reason
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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