Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Larry at Shirahama Zoo Adventure World

♀ Larry



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 45 years old

People killed:1
Born:* 1976 unknown
Birth place:
Present / last location:Shirahama Zoo Adventure World, in Japan

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1978-04-15Shirahama Zoo Adventure World

Document updated2017-03-14: mankiller
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Larry is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Shirahama Zoo Adventure World, in Japan.

Larry arrived Shirahama Zoo Adventure World 1978-04-15,

In Shirahama Zoo Adventure World, Larry lives together with 1 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Merry born 1980
  2. , (see detailed list).


Larry was born unknown 1976.

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2017-03-12: Madee Wichai, a Thai national, was washing the animal with a colleague at Adventure World here when the animal hurled him against the metal bars of the cage.

Wichai, 37, had worked at the zoo since 2015. He hit the bars with such force that he suffered severe trauma to his head and died from a brain contusion about an hour after he was admitted to a hospital.

The Asian elephant, a female named Rari that is 40 years old, was being washed by Wichai and another male zoo keeper aged 53 when the attack occurred around 9:15 a.m., before the zoo opened for the day, according to Shirahama police.

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Asian elephant kills trainer with its trunk at zoo in central japan - Elephant News

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Larry, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Shirahama Zoo Adventure World in Japan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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