Hanako the elephant has been alone at the Fukuoka City Zoological Garden in Japan for 5 years since the death of her companion. In the last few years, she’s been unable to get up after laying down and has to had to be lifted up by winches. She now sleeps standing up.
Hanako is kept indoors for most of the day (approx. 18 hours) in her tiny indoor stall. She copes with her stress by continuously rocking her body back and forth.