Elephants in Japan: An effort for Japan's solitary elephants
Elephants in Japan: In Memory of Hanako campaign works to expose and improve the living conditions of solitary captive zoo elephants. No more elephants should be forced to live their entire lives in a tiny concrete prison, alone.
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No elephant should be forced to live her entire life alone, in a concrete prison.

The Elephants in Japan: In Memory of Hanako campaign works to expose and improve the living conditions of captive zoo elephants who need help most.

The Report

Read the report on 14 solitary captive elephants in Japan

Download and read the report here.

This 115-page report is a detailed examination of 14 solitary elephants in Japan.  You will find in it careful assessments of each elephant’s living conditions and their physical and psychological states, supplemented by photographs and charts.

Written by Dr. Keith Lindsay—who has studied elephants for four decades—it also contains important  recommendations on the treatment of such elephants, and gives options for their future management.

Click to DOWNLOAD Report (English)
日本の動物園における孤独なゾウたちについての報告書

この115ページに渡るレポートは、日本において、たった1頭で暮らすことを余儀なくされている14頭のゾウに対して行われた、詳細な調査に関してのものです。それぞれのゾウの生活環境と、彼らの身体的、精神的状態の査定が注意深く詳細に行われ、写真や図形表とともに記されています。

このレポートは、40年間にわたりゾウの研究を続けてきたDr. Keith Lindsayにより作成され、ゾウに対する正しい接し方や現状改善のために推奨される対処法、また、彼らにとって望ましい環境管理のために考えられる、将来的な活動についても述べられています。

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The 14 elephants

Read more about each elephant’s tragic story by clicking on its image:

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