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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Osaka Tennoji Zoo in Japan

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Hiroko  dead elephant
Hirako December 10, 2014, when she became the oldest elephant in Japan.
Hirako December 10, 2014, when she became the oldest elephant in Japan.



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Born:* 1969 unknown
Birth place: in India unspecified location
Dead: 2018-01-25
Death reason: disease: foot problemss
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Osaka Tennoji Zoo, in Japan

Date of arrival

1970-05-03Osaka Tennoji Zoo
Record history
History of updates2011-03-14

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† Hiroko is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2018-01-25 at Osaka Tennoji Zoo, in Japan, . Official death reason described as foot problemss.


Hiroko was born unknown 1969 at India unspecified location.

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Hiroko in Osaka Tennoji ZooPresented from the government of India, to Japan, during the openings of the Osaka World Expo ceremonies in 1970.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Hiroko, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Osaka Tennoji Zoo in Japan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5787. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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