Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Seedor Anura at Tama Zoological Park

♂ Seedor Anura



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 68 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1953 wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Tama Zoological Park, in Japan

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1958-04-28Tama Zoological Park
from Ueno Zoo

Document updated2011-09-10: Previous locations, Management, Link RE
2011-09-21: birth country, text, sources
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Seedor Anura is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Tama Zoological Park, in Japan.

Anura arrived Tama Zoological Park 1958-04-28, relocated from Ueno Zoo, in Japan.

In Tama Zoological Park, Seedor Anura lives together with 5 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Ai (Ako) born 1965
  2. ,
  3. Amara born 2004-10-29
  4. ,
  5. Chiki (Cheeki) born 1976
  6. ,
  7. Tomu born 2009-03-17
  8. ,
  9. Vidula born 2007-08-25
  10. , (see detailed list).


Seedor Anura was born wild 1953.

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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

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Seedor Anura, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tama Zoological Park in Japan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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