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Seedor Anura
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Tama Zoological Park in Japan

♂ Seedor Anura



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1953 wild (unconfirmed claimed birth date)
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Tama Zoological Park, in Japan

Date of arrival

1958-04-28Tama Zoological Park
from Ueno Zoo

Record history
History of updates2011-09-10: Previous locations, Management, Link RE
2011-09-21: birth country, text, sources
2023-01-22: Born in Sri Lanka

Latest document update2023-01-22 21:37:42
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Seedor Anura is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Tama Zoological Park, in Japan.

Anura arrived in 1958-04-28 to the Tama Zoological Park, relocated from the Ueno Zoo, in Japan.

Anura lives together with 4 other elephants at the Tama Zoological Park:
  1. Amara born 2004-10-29
  2. Chiki born 1976
  3. Tomu born 2009-03-17
  4. Vidula born 2007-08-25

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


Seedor Anura was born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location.

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Film on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsgYeR0VfKY

The elephant Anura was named after National Heritage Minister Anura Bandaranaike, and donated by Minister Bandaranaiake’s father Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike in 1957 to Japanese Prince Mikasa, the younger brother of Emperor Hirohito.Anura meets Anura in Japan

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Seedor Anura, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tama Zoological Park in Japan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5775. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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