Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ueno Zoo in Japan

♀ Authi
Authai. Ueno Zoo 03/2008. Photo: � Naoko Irie
Authai. Ueno Zoo 03/2008. Photo: � Naoko Irie

Alternative name: Utai, Authai


JAZA nr nr?


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 26 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1998 wild
Birth place:
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2016-10-31
(dead † 2016-10-31)
noname JAZA id: ?

2. Born 2020-10-31 Arun JAZA id: 00
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ueno Zoo, in Japan

Date of arrival

2002-10-11Ueno Zoo
from Surin unspecified Elephant Camp

Record history
History of updates2020-11-03

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Authi is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Ueno Zoo, in Japan.

Authi arrived in 2002-10-11 to the Ueno Zoo, relocated from the Surin unspecified Elephant Camp, in Thailand.


Authi lives together with 2 other elephants at the Ueno Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Arun born 2020-10-31
  2. Surya born 1994


  1. () 2016-10-31 -- † 2016-10-31 noname JAZA id: ?
  2. (M) 2020-10-31 Arun JAZA id: 00


Authi was born wild 1998.

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2016-11-01: Authi, 18, had been expected to give birth around June or July next year but had a miscarriage on Monday, possibly due to a blocked blood flow caused by a twisted umbilical cord.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Authi, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ueno Zoo in Japan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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