Elephants in Japan | Solitary elephants in Japan report by Dr. Keith Lindsay
This 115-page Solitary Elephants in Japan Report by elephant biologist Dr. Keith Lindsay is a detailed examination of 14 solitary elephants in Japan. Author: Dr. Keith Lindsay is a biologist best known for his long-term study of elephants. Dr. Lindsay’s work began in 1977 in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, the top place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. There, he began researching wild elephants with the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, now the longest running study of elephant behavior in the wild. From then on, Dr. Lindsay’s professional work with elephants expanded to other parts of Africa, Asia and North America. And his growing expertise in the field led to more work consulting on elephant conservation and management projects globally. In recent years, Dr. Lindsay has worked in relation to CITES (the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species) to help to stop the ivory trade. He has also been active in promoting improved well-being for elephants held in captivity. Dr. Lindsay regularly participates in global events and conferences as one of the world’s foremost elephant experts, and a leading authority on their conservation and protection.
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One Green Planet
Petition: Demand Himeji City Zoo Not Get Another Elephant After Himeko’s Death
November 15, 2020

The Conversation
The neural cruelty of captivity: Keeping large mammals in zoos and aquariums damages their brains
September 24, 2020

One Green Planet
Petition: Save Himeko, Depressed Elephant Who’s Been Alone in a Zoo for 24 Years
July 10, 2020

Asahi Digital
What is an Animal-Friendly Zoo? The Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) to Introduce Voluntary Welfare Guidelines for its Member Zoos
(動物に優しい動物園ってどんな場所? 協会が自主規制へ)
January 29, 2020

Asahi Digital
Elephants Live in Herds: More Critical Focus is Being Put on Zoos Keeping Elephants in Solitary Captivity
(ゾウは群れで生きる 動物園の「単独飼育」に厳しい目:朝日新聞デジタル)
November 2, 2019

Asahi Digital
Keeping an Elephant Solitary Goes Against its Welfare. This is a Warning Bell for Zoos. What Will They Do?
(ゾウ1頭飼育は「福祉に反する」 警鐘に動物園どうする:朝日新聞デジタル)
 September 8, 2019

Asahi Shimbun
An Opinion Against Keeping Elephants Alone in Zoos. A Canadian biologist’s report says “it’s against ecology and welfare.
(ゾウ1頭飼育は「福祉に反する」 警鐘に動物園どうする:朝日新聞デジタル)
September 4, 2019

This article was featured in both print & digital editions of Asahi News. 

Hong Kong “Animal Friendly”
Imprisoned for 45 years: Solitary Elephant Miyako is Under Stress
(獨囚動物園45年 孤獨象「宮子」精神壓力大 
 July 10, 2019

Hong Kong Animal Post
Miyako the Elephant, Imprisoned at a Japanese Zoo for 45 years
(獨囚日本動物園斗室45年的大象宮子)
July 6, 2019

Corriere Della Sera (Italy)
Fuko, the Sad Elephant who Lives Alone in a Zoo in Japan
(Fuko, l’elefantessa triste che vive da sola in uno zoo in Giappone)
September 18, 2018

The Dodo
Elephants At Japanese Zoos Have Been Alone For Decades 
March 30, 2018

One Green Planet
Zoo Elephant Is So Lonely, Her Cage Is Covered With Trunk Marks From Scratching – Let’s Help Free Her!
March 28, 2018 

The Radio Pet Lady Network/Humane Talk
Saving Elderly Elephants Living in Solitary Misery: Interview with Tracy Hotchner & Ulara Nakagawa
February 28, 2018

The Christian Science Monitor
A steady forward march for captive elephants
November 20, 2017

The Japan Times 
Ushering in a new, kinder era for Japan’s zoos 
October 18, 2017

Animals Instincts via Heritage Radio Network
Episode 141 Elephants in Japan: Interview with Ulara Nakagawa and Dr Keith Lindsay
Sept 11, 2017

World Animal New
Urgent! Sign Petition To Save Miyako, Another Lonely Elephant In Japan
September 5, 2017

Talking Animals: NPR
Dr Keith Lindsay, author of “Solitary Elephants in Japan” report
August 30, 2017

Wild Welfare
Lonely Elephants in Japan 
August 15, 2017

One Green Planet
Miyako the Elephant Has Lived Alone in a Zoo for 44 Years – Help Her Before It’s Too Late
August 25, 2017

National Geographic Germany
The Loneliest Elephants in the World
(Die einsamsten Elefanten der Welt)
August 24, 2017

The Sunday Times
British Expert Defends Japan’s Desperate Elephants 
Aug 20, 2017

This article was featured in both print & digital editions of the Sunday Times. 

National Geographic
These Zoo Elephants May Be the Loneliest in the World
August 11, 2017

Radio Television Hong Kong (plus 3 min audio)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i02xq149qZQ&feature=youtu.be
August 12, 2017

Imishin
Elephant Hanako: Consider the current situation in Japan where there are many lonely elephants living alone
「ゾウのはな子」日本にはたった1頭で暮らす孤独な象がたくさんいるという現状を考える
2016