† Indira is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Ueno Zoo, in Japan, 1983-08-11. (see detailed list).
Indira was born wild at India unspecified location.
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India presented Ueno Zoo with an elephant named after his daughter, Indira, in 1949. In a letter he sent to the children of Tokyo, Prime Minister Nehru said, “Indira is a fine elephant, very well-behaved. . . I hope that when the children of India and the children of Japan will grow up, they will serve not only their great countries, but also the cause of peace and cooperation all over Asia and the world. So you must look upon this elephant, Indira by name, as a messenger of affection and goodwill from the children of India . . .”
He even promised to consider sending a companion for Indira.
Indiras arrival, being unloaded from a ship in the port.
Indira was also brought to other parts of Japan.
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