Elephant locations in Japan


61 locations has kept elephants in Japan
There is presently 104 (23,79) living elephants in locations in Japan (in this database)

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

61 locations has kept 189 elephants in Japan

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

Elephants in locations104 (23,79) living85 (22,56) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  23 / 104 
 22%
 Female  79 / 104 
 76%
 Free contact  46 / 104 
 44%
 Protected contact  1 / 104 
 1%
 No contact  0 / 104  0%
 Unknown contact  57 / 104 
 55%
 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.


Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Japan. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2020) available online retrieved at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Japan.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Internal relevant links

  • The elephant database startpage. Statistics
  • News about elephants in Japan (From the sister site Elephant News)

  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Akita Omoriyama Zoo (Akitashi Omoriyama dobutsuen)
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateAkitaAkita
    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
    (map)
    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
    (map)
    Hanayashiki Park
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooTokyo
    Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 4 present (1,3)1 births0 relocated5 deathszooChikusa-ku, Nagoya
    Himeji Central Park Zoo
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 4 present (0,4)1 births2 relocated1 deathszooHimeji
    Himeji Zoo
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathszooHimeji
    (map)
    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
    Kept totally 20 elephants
    , 11 present (2,9)5 births4 relocated5 deathszooIchihara, Chiba
    (map)
    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
    (map)
    Hyōgo PrefectureKansai region, Honshu
    Kofu City Yuki Park Zoo
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated1 deathszoo10-1 Otamachi Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture
    (map)
    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
    (map)
    Morioka Zoological Park
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)1 births0 relocated3 deathszooIwate
    (map)
    Nagano Chausuyama Zoo
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooNagano
    (map)
    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
    (map)
    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 deathszooIshikawa
    (map)
    Obihiro Zoo
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 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 deathszooOyamada
    (map)
    Kakemachi
    Okinawa Zoo
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 2 present (1,1)1 births1 relocated2 deathszoo
    (map)
    Osaka Tennoji Zoo
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated3 deathszooOsaka, Kansai
    Sapporo Maruyama Zoo
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 4 present (1,3)0 births0 relocated2 deathszooSapporo
    Sasebo Zoo
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooSasebo City
    Selcohome Zoo Paradise Yagiyama
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 3 present (1,2)0 births1 relocated2 deathszooSendaiMiyagi Prefecture, T?hoku
    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
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 3 present (0,3)5 births1 relocated5 deathszooTobe
    (map)
    Ehime Prefecture, Tyo district
    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
    (map)
    Tokuyama Municipal Zoo
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 2 present (1,1)0 births1 relocated1 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 17 elephants
    , 4 present (1,3)2 births5 relocated8 deathszooTokyo
    (map)
    Ueno district
    Utsunomiya Zoo
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooUtsunomiya, Tochigi
    (map)
    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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