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Nation's oldest Asian elephant set to turn 65

Jan 11, 2012

Nation's oldest Asian elephant set to turn 65

Inokashira Park Zoo in western Tokyo is getting ready to fete the 65th birthday next month of Hanako, the oldest Asian elephant in Japan. “She likes people very much,” said Miwa Saito, 28, one of four keepers who look after the pachyderm. They feed ...