May
African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) at
Hiroshima City Zoo (Asa Zoological Park) in Japan

♀ May

Identification


Description

Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 25 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1999 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1999
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Hiroshima City Zoo (Asa Zoological Park), in Japan

Date of arrival

2001-05-13Hiroshima City Zoo (Asa Zoological Park)
Record history
History of updates2010-05-02: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Biography


May is a living Female ♀ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) , located at the Hiroshima City Zoo (Asa Zoological Park), in Japan.

May arrived in 2001-05-13 to the Hiroshima City Zoo (Asa Zoological Park),

Social

May lives together with 1 other elephants at the Hiroshima City Zoo (Asa Zoological Park):

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Taka born 1991-05-29

Origin


May was born wild 1999, captured 1999 .


Comments / pictures

Film clip of the female cyclotis at Asa Zoo in Hiroshima playing soccer with humans in her yard.
http://www.asahi.com/national/update/0418/OSK201004180126.html

According to Japans elephant studboookeeper the soccer-elephant arrived from Burkina Faso on 13 May 2001.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). May, African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Hiroshima City Zoo (Asa Zoological Park) in Japan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 March 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5715. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1999 births | Born in Burkina Faso | 1999 captures | Elephants from Hiroshima City Zoo (Asa Zoological Park) | Japan | African forest elephants


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