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

♂ Seedor Anura



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 69 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1953 wild
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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

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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 5 other elephants at the Tama Zoological Park:
  1. Ai (Ako) born 1965
  2. Amara born 2004-10-29
  3. Chiki (Cheeki) born 1976
  4. Tomu born 2009-03-17
  5. Vidula born 2007-08-25

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Seedor Anura was born wild 1953.

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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 5 December 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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