Elephant locations in Japan

60 locations has kept elephants in Japan

There is presently 104 (24,78) living elephants in locations in Japan (in this database)

Region: Japan is in this database included in asiaOther regions
Location holdings:

60 location has kept 178 elephants in Japan

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)

Elephants in locations104 (24,78) living74 (18,48) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  24 / 104 
 23%
 Female  78 / 104 
 75%
 Free contact  48 / 104 
 46%
 Protected contact  2 / 104 
 2%
 No contact  0 / 104  0%
 Unknown contact  54 / 104 
 52%
 wild  0 / 104  0%

1939: At the beginning of WW2 there was about 20 elephants in Japan.
1945: Only two elephants survived the war.
2009: 12 African elephants were born in Japan so far, in five different zoos:
Gunma, Hyogo, Tokyo (Tama), Iwate and Ehime.
2009: The Asian population at December 31 was 14.50 = 64 asian elephants.
2013-02-29: At present there are 73 Asian elephants at 37 facilities in Japan. Of these, 8 elephants are from Sri Lanka.

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NameElephant collectionTypePlaceRegion
Beppu Zoo
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooBeppu
Chiba Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (1,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooChiba, Chiba Prefecture
Fuji Safari Park
Kept totally 6 elephants
, 6 present (1,3)1 births0 relocated0 deathszooSusonoShizuoka Prefecture
Fukuoka Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated2 deathszooFukuoka, Fukuoka
Fukuyama Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooFukuyama, Hiroshima
Gunma Safari Park
Kept totally 9 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)4 births1 relocated8 deathszooGunma
Hamamatsu Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooHamamatsu
Hanayashiki Park
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooTokyo
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Kept totally 8 elephants
, 4 present (1,3)1 births0 relocated4 deathszooChikusa-ku, Nagoya
Himeji Central Park Zoo
Kept totally 7 elephants
, 5 present (1,4)1 births2 relocated0 deathszooHimeji
Himeji Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooHimeji
Hiroshima City Zoo (Asa Zoological Park)
Kept totally 5 elephants
, 3 present (1,2)0 births0 relocated2 deathszooHiroshima
Hitachi Kamine Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooHitachi, Ibaraki prefecture
Ichihara Elephant Kingdom (Ichihara Zounokuni)
Kept totally 20 elephants
, 13 present (3,10)5 births4 relocated3 deathszooIchihara, Chiba
Inokashira Park Zoo
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooMitaka city, Tokyo
Iwate Safari Park
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooIchinosekiIwate
Japan Travelling Zoo
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated0 deathszoo
Kagoshima Hirakawa Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (1,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooKagoshima, Kagoshima
Kinoshita Circus
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 2 present (1,1)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircus
Kiryu Oka Zoo
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooKiryu, Gunma
Kitakyushu Municipal Hibiki Dobutsu World
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooKitakyushu, Kyushu
Kobe Oiji Zoo
Kept totally 10 elephants
, 3 present (1,2)3 births2 relocated5 deathszooKobe
Kofu City Yuki Park Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathszoo10-1 Otamachi Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture
Kumamoto Zoo (Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens)
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooKumamoto
Kyoto Municipal Zoo (Okazaki Park)
Kept totally 7 elephants
, 5 present (1,4)0 births0 relocated2 deathszooKyoto City
Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 1 present (1,0)0 births1 relocated2 deathszooTannowa
Morioka Zoological Park
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 3 present (1,2)1 births0 relocated1 deathszooIwate
Nagano Chausuyama Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooNagano, Nagano
Nara Zoo
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooNara, Nara Prefecture, Kansai
Nasu World Monkey Park
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births2 relocated0 deathszooNasuTochigi
New Reoma World amusement park
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooKagawa
Nishinoda African safari
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated1 deathszoo
Nishinomiya Hanshin Park Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathszooNishinomiya
Nomi Ishikawa Zoo
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszoo
Obihiro Zoo
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooObihiro, Tokachi, Hokkaidō
Odawara Zoo
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooOdawara, Kanagawa
Okayama Ikeda Zoo
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooOkayama, Okayama Prefecture, Chūgok
Okazaki Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooOkazaki, Aichi
Okinawa Zoo
Kept totally 5 elephants
, 2 present (1,1)1 births1 relocated2 deathszoo
Osaka Tennoji Zoo
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated3 deathszooOsaka, Kansai
Sapporo Maruyama Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated2 deathszooSapporo
Sasebo Zoo
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooSasebo City
Sendai Yagiyama Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated2 deathszooSendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Tōhoku
Shirahama Zoo Adventure World
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooShirahama, Wakayama
Shizuoka Nihondaira Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooShizuoka, Shizuoka
Subaru Park
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooHokkaido
Takarazuka Zoo and Family Land
Kept totally 5 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)1 births1 relocated4 deathszooTakarazuka, Kansai
Tama Zoological Park
Kept totally 11 elephants
, 6 present (3,3)2 births2 relocated3 deathszooTokyo
Tobe Zoo (Tobe Dobutsuen)
Kept totally 9 elephants
, 3 present (0,3)5 births1 relocated5 deathszooTobe
Tohoko Safari Park
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooNihonmatsuFukushima
Tokugawa Yoshimune
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateTokyo (edo)
Tokushima Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooTokushima
Tokuyama Municipal Zoo
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 3 present (1,2)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooShûnan, Yamaguchi
Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park
Kept totally 7 elephants
, 2 present (1,1)3 births1 relocated4 deathszooToyohashi
Tsukioka Zoo
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooTsukiokaNiigata Prefecture
Ueno Zoo
Kept totally 16 elephants
, 4 present (1,3)1 births5 relocated7 deathszooTokyo
Utsunomiya Zoo
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooUtsunomiya, Tochigi
Yamaguchi Safariland
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 3 present (1,2)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooYamaguchi
Yokohama Kanazawa Zoo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (1,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooYokohama
Yokohama Zoo (Zoorasia)
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 3 present (1,2)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooYokohama
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