Japan's eldest elephant, Hanako, celebrates 67th birthday at Inokashira Park Zoo

2014-02-09 - Mitaka, Japan
Hanako, a female Asian elephant who arrived in Japan shortly after the end of World War II celebrated her 67th birthday on Feb. 2 at Inokashira Park Zoo -- continuing her distinction as Japan´s eldest elephant. Also attending the occasion was the family of the late Thai businessperson Somwang Sarasas, who presented Hanako as a gift in 1949 with his own funds.

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