Asian Elephant Facts

  • Sabai was born weighing 101 kilograms, and now weighs 578 at one year old. When he is a mature bull, he will weigh up to around five tonnes!
  • Like most Elephants, Sabai loves to swim, and usually bathes in dirt afterwards. This acts as a natural sunscreen and insect repellent, and helps Elephants to cool down in warmer months.
  • Elephants have the longest pregnancy of all animals - approximately 21-22 months from conception to birth.
  • Female Elephants help look after each other’s calves. Sabai is very close with his mother, Thong Dee, but also has a special relationship with his aunty, Porntip.
  • An Elephant’s trunk has more than 40,000 muscles!

Baby Asian Elephant Photos