Himeko an Asian elephant at Himeji Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Himeko  

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
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Born:* 1977 unknown
Birth place:
Dead date: 2020-10-24?
Death reason: disease: foot problems
Present / last location:Himeji Zoo, in Japan

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2013-09-11Himeji Zoo from Kobe Oiji Zoo
Kobe Oiji Zoo 2013-06-05
from Himeji Zoo

Document updated2013-10-18: transfers
2020-10-27: death report
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† Himeko is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Himeji Zoo, in Japan, disease in 2020-10-24?, foot problems(see detailed list).


Himeko was born unknown 1977.

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Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture, announced on the 25th that the popular elephant "Himeji" has died at the municipal zoo (Honmachi, Hyogo Prefecture). His condition suddenly changed on the morning of the 24th, and she died weakly.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Himeko, an Asian at Himeji Zoo in Japan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4969. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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