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Dying in Captivity – Hanako, an Elephant’s Legacy

Hanako, which means “flower child,” was a female Asian elephant gifted in 1949 to Japan by Thailand, as a symbol of friendship and peace. 1,218 more words

Animal Welfare

I'm sorry Hanako

This morning I read the story of Hanako. Hanako was the elephant that recently died at the age of 69 years, in the Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo. 657 more words


In memory of the world’s saddest elephant.  1,116 more words



Hanako, the elephant who was gifted to Japan by Thailand after WWII and has been living in a small, bare enclosure for 67 years, has passed away. 294 more words


Hanako Learns to Count

You can’t will yourself to die. You just can’t. I’ve been trying. Believe me. Sixty years now I’ve been holding my breath, but you just can’t die like that. 476 more words

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