Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Awang Uban (wild) at Taman Negara National Park

♂ Awang Uban (wild)
Kelantan Perhilitan personnel leading Awang Uban, Rambai and Abot away.
Kelantan Perhilitan personnel leading Awang Uban, Rambai and Abot away.

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Wild elephant
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Lata Rek Forest Reserve
Capture: 2020-10-18 Kampung Tok Uban, Lata Rek
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Taman Negara National Park, in Malaysia

Date of arrival

2020-10-17Taman Negara National Park
from Lata Rek Forest Reserve

Record history
History of updates2020-10-28

Latest document update2020-10-28 06:00:28
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Awang Uban (wild) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Taman Negara National Park, in Malaysia.

Awang Uban (wild) arrived Taman Negara National Park 2020-10-17, relocated from Lata Rek Forest Reserve, in Malaysia.

In Taman Negara National Park, Awang Uban (wild) lives together with 1 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Mek Boh born 1984
  2. ,    and possibly other wild elephants which have no record in this database

See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


Awang Uban (wild) was born wild at Lata Rek Forest Reserve, captured 2020-10-18 , captured at Kampung Tok Uban, Lata Rek.

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2020-10-19: A wild elephant named Awang Uban which encroached into Kampung Tok Uban, Lata Rek, has been relocated by the Kelantan Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) to Taman Negara.

Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre (NECC) operations chief Mohamad Khairul Adha Mat Amin said the wild elephant entered the village from the nearby Lata Rek Forest Reserve in search of food.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Awang Uban (wild), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Taman Negara National Park in Malaysia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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