Korea’s oldest animal dies peacefully at the age of 58

Seoul Grand Park released this photo of Giant during his active days, yesterday in memory of the 58-year-old elephant, who died on Sunday. [NEWSIS]
Seoul Grand Park released this photo of Giant during his active days, yesterday in memory of the 58-year-old elephant, who died on Sunday. [NEWSIS]

2009-03-09 - Seoul, South Korea , Ser Myo-ja, JOONANG DAILY

Giant, an Asian elephant known to be the oldest animal in Korea, died on Sunday at the age of 58, Seoul Grand Park said yesterday.
According to the amusement park, located south of Seoul, the late Samsung chairman Lee Byung-chull brought Giant from Thailand in 1955 and offered him to the Changgyeong Palace zoo, Seoul Grand Park’s predecessor.
Giant was famous for his energy and was adored by many fans, the zoo said. He was known for his unusual habit of rarely sitting or lying d...

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