Mac - Elephants in Japan
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Years alone: 16


Mac the elephant is listless in his tiny indoor and outdoor stalls at the Kobe City Zoo in Japan. He faces away from the public, who can approach closely to him. Mac sways and makes chirping sounds but is overall listless and unresponsive to his keepers and the crowds. His keeper forces him to do tricks, such as kneel down for small food offerings. Bullhooks are used by staff to punish him and train him to do such tricks.



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Mac’s tiny outdoor cell at the Kyoto City zoo Japan. (Pictured behind Zuze the elephant’s much larger one.)