Elephants at zoo locations in Japan


58 zoo locations has kept elephants in Japan
There is presently 100 (22,76) living elephants in zoo locations in Japan (in this database)

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

58 zoo locations has kept 184 elephants in Japan

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

Elephants in zoo locations100 (22,76) living84 (22,56) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  22 / 100 
 22%
 Female  76 / 100 
 76%
 Free contact  44 / 100 
 44%
 Protected contact  1 / 100 
 1%
 No contact  0 / 100  0%
 Unknown contact  55 / 100 
 55%
 wild  0 / 100  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
    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
    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
    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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