Izumi an Asian elephant at Kiryu Oka Zoo

☨ Izumi
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 62 years old
Dead date: 2017-04-06
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Kiryu Oka Zoo
ArrivalKiryu Oka Zoo 1964-04-22 from Unknown
Born:* 1955 unknown Thailand
Document updated2017-04-07: death records
1957: The elephant, named Izumi, arrived in Japan in 1957 as a gift from Thailand.
1964: The municipal zoo had taken care of her since April 1964.
2017-04-06: The city government of Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture, said Wednesday the oldest female Asian elephant in the nation died this week at an estimated age of 62. Kiryugaoka Zoo, where the elephant lived, is investigating the cause of her death.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Izumi, an Asian at Kiryu Oka Zoo in Japan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5806. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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