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Oldest Asian Elephant Dies at Age 86 at Zoo

Grandpa Lin Wang, the world’s oldest Asian elephant in captivity died in Taipei yesterday. He was 86.
Grandpa Lin Wang, the world’s oldest Asian elephant in captivity died in Taipei yesterday. He was 86.


2009-01-31 - Taipei, Taiwan , The China Post Staff, THE CHINA POST

Grandpa Lin Wang, the world’s oldest Asian elephant in captivity died in Taipei yesterday. He was 86. The old pachyderm was found dead in his pen pond at the Taipei City Zoo at Mucha at 200 a.m. “He died in dignity from extreme weakness due to old age,” a zoo spokesman said. Lin Hua-ching said the grand old elephant, brought here by former Commander-in-Chief of the Chinese Army Sun Li-jen in 1947, showed signs of frailty after the Chinese New Year holiday early this month. Lin Wang (Forest...



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