Aug 14, 2017

The Lonliest Elephants---in Japanese Zoos.

"Miyako is a female Asian elephant who has lived without other elephants since arriving at Japan's Utsunomiya Zoo, just outside of Tokyo, 44 years ago when she was six months old. She is kept in a small, concrete enclosure near the zoo’s amusement park, says Keith Lindsay, a conservation biologist and elephant expert based in Oxford, England."

Tuesday is World Elephant Day.
Read the excellent article in National Geographic HERE.

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