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2021 Update



About our 2021 Update

Our 2021 update highlights the key developments and impact Elephants in Japan has had to date. Also included is a current overview of solitary captive elephants in Japan, the continuing challenges we face and our plans for the future. 

Anyone is welcome to download, read and use this update to learn more about the work of Elephants in Japan, and learn more about the captive elephant welfare situation in Japan. 

A Japanese version of this update will be available soon.

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July 2021: Since releasing our 2021 Update on 26. May, Mary the solitary elephant at the Tokushima Zoo has died aged only 31 years.

November 2021. Our 2021 Update is now available in Japanese. Download 2021 Update Japanese.