Seedor Anura at Tama Zoological Park

Seedor Anura
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 65 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Tama Zoological Park
ArrivedTama Zoological Park 1958-04-28
from Ueno Zoo
Ueno Zoo 1957-00-00
from
Born:1953 wild Sri Lanka
Document updated2011-09-10: Previous locations, Management, Link RE
2011-09-21: birth country, text, sources
Film on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsgYeR0VfKY

The elephant Anura was named after National Heritage Minister Anura Bandaranaike, and donated by Minister Bandaranaiake’s father Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike in 1957 to Japanese Prince Mikasa, the younger brother of Emperor Hirohito.Anura meets Anura in Japan

Sources, among others

  • http://www.nation.lk/2007/05/13/news2.htm
  • http://www.mofa.go.jp/announce/event/2007/5/1173380_848.html
  • http://showmeelephants.blogspot.com/2011/08/tama-zoological-park.html
  • Jonas Livet, France

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