Morioka Zoological Park in Japan

Morioka Zoological Park
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Morioka Zoological Park, in Iwate, Japan, was founded in 1989.

Living elephants

At Morioka Zoological Park lives 1 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)

  1. Mao born 2002-06-13
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Comments / pictures

2018-11-29: Male elephant Taro died, 27 years old. Tarro arrived in 1991.

2020-06-22: Visitors to a Japanese zoo are playing their part in helping an overweight female African elephant make progress on a diet-and-exercise regime to prepare it for a groundbreaking attempt at artificial insemination. Mao, 18, gained some 500 kilograms when put on a special feeding program following the death of her mate in November 2018.

References for records about Morioka Zoological Park

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Morioka Zoological Park, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2020-06-22Elephant at japan zoo goes on diet with help of visitors - Elephant News

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