Elephant locations in Japan

62 locations has kept elephants in Japan

There is presently 98 (23,73) living elephants in locations in Japan in this database

Japan
Region: Japan is in this database included in asia
Location holdings: 62 locations has kept 189 elephants in Japan

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)
Elephants in locations98 (23,73) living 91 (22,62) dead
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, (2022) available online retrieved 2022-01-19 at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Japan.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources, among others


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NameElephant collectionPlace
Akita Omoriyama Zoo
(private) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 0 births1 relocated1 deathsAkita
(map) Akita
Beppu Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsBeppu
Chiba Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (1,1) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsChiba, Chiba Prefecture
Fuji Safari Park
(zoo) Kept totally 6 elephants
, 6 present (1,3) 1 births0 relocated0 deathsSusono Shizuoka Prefecture
Fukuoka Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated2 deathsFukuoka, Fukuoka
Fukuyama Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsFukuyama, Hiroshima
(map)
Gunma Safari Park
(zoo) Kept totally 9 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 4 births1 relocated8 deathsGunma
Hamamatsu Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsHamamatsu
(map)
Hanayashiki Park
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsTokyo
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
(zoo) Kept totally 9 elephants
, 4 present (1,3) 1 births0 relocated5 deathsChikusa-ku, Nagoya
(map)
Himeji Central Park Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 7 elephants
, 4 present (0,4) 1 births2 relocated1 deathsHimeji
Himeji Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated1 deathsHimeji
(map)
Hiroshima City Zoo (Asa Zoological Park)
(zoo) Kept totally 5 elephants
, 3 present (1,2) 0 births0 relocated2 deathsHiroshima
Hitachi Kamine Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsHitachi, Ibaraki prefecture
Ichihara Elephant Kingdom
(zoo) Kept totally 20 elephants
, 9 present (2,7) 5 births4 relocated7 deathsIchihara, Chiba
(map)
Inokashira Park Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsMitaka city, Tokyo
Iwate Safari Park
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsIchinoseki Iwate
Japan Travelling Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births3 relocated0 deaths
Kagoshima Hirakawa Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (1,1) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsKagoshima, Kagoshima
Kinoshita Circus
(circus) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 2 present (1,1) 0 births2 relocated0 deaths
Kiryu Oka Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsKiryu, Gunma
Kitakyushu Municipal Hibiki Dobutsu World
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsKitakyushu, Kyushu
Kobe Oiji Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 10 elephants
, 3 present (1,2) 3 births2 relocated5 deathsKobe
(map)Hyōgo Prefecture Kansai region, Honshu
Kofu City Yuki Park Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 0 births0 relocated1 deaths10-1 Otamachi Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture
(map)
Kumamoto Zoo (Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens)
(zoo) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsKumamoto
Kyoto Municipal Zoo (Okazaki Park)
(zoo) Kept totally 7 elephants
, 5 present (1,4) 0 births0 relocated2 deathsKyoto City
Miyazaki City Phoenix Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 1 present (1,0) 0 births1 relocated2 deathsTannowa
(map)
Morioka Zoological Park
(zoo) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 1 births0 relocated3 deathsIwate
(map)
Nagano Chausuyama Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsNagano
(map)Nagano
Nara Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsNara, Nara Prefecture, Kansai
Nasu World Monkey Park
(zoo) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 2 present (0,2) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsNasu Tochigi
New Reoma World amusement park
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsKagawa
Nishinoda African safari
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 0 births0 relocated1 deaths
(map)
Nishinomiya Hanshin Park Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsNishinomiya
Nomi Ishikawa Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsIshikawa
(map)
Obihiro Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsObihiro, Tokachi, Hokkaidō
Odawara Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsOdawara, Kanagawa
Okayama Ikeda Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsOkayama, Okayama Prefecture, Chūgok
Okazaki Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsOyamada
(map)Kakemachi
Okinawa Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 5 elephants
, 2 present (1,1) 1 births1 relocated2 deaths
(map)
Osaka Tennoji Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated3 deathsOsaka, Kansai
Sapporo Maruyama Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 6 elephants
, 4 present (1,3) 0 births0 relocated2 deathsSapporo
Sasebo Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsSasebo City
Selcohome Zoo Paradise Yagiyama
(zoo) Kept totally 6 elephants
, 3 present (1,2) 0 births1 relocated2 deathsSendai Miyagi Prefecture, T?hoku
Shirahama Zoo Adventure World
(zoo) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 2 present (0,2) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsShirahama, Wakayama
Shizuoka Nihondaira Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsShizuoka, Shizuoka
Subaru Park
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deaths Hokkaido
Takarazuka Zoo and Family Land
(zoo) Kept totally 5 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 1 births1 relocated4 deathsTakarazuka, Kansai
Tama Zoological Park
(zoo) Kept totally 11 elephants
, 6 present (3,3) 2 births2 relocated3 deathsTokyo
(map)
Tobe Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 9 elephants
, 3 present (0,3) 5 births1 relocated5 deathsTobe
(map)Ehime Prefecture, Tyo district
Tohoko Safari Park
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsNihonmatsu Fukushima
Tokugawa Yoshimune
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsTokyo (edo)
Tokushima Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated2 deathsTokushima
(map)
Tokuyama Municipal Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 2 present (1,1) 0 births1 relocated1 deathsShûnan, Yamaguchi
Tokyo Harbour
(seaport) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births3 relocated0 deathsTokyo
(map)Koto City Ariake
Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park
(zoo) Kept totally 7 elephants
, 2 present (1,1) 3 births1 relocated4 deathsToyohashi
Tsukioka Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsTsukioka Niigata Prefecture
Ueno Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 17 elephants
, 3 present (1,2) 2 births5 relocated9 deathsTokyo
(map)Ueno district
Utsunomiya Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsUtsunomiya, Tochigi
(map)
Yamaguchi Safariland
(zoo) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 3 present (1,2) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsYamaguchi
Yokohama Kanazawa Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (1,1) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsYokohama
Yokohama Zoo (Zoorasia)
(zoo) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 3 present (1,2) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsYokohama



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