Tokyo Zoo Welcomes First ELEPHANT Born There in 138 Years

Tokyo Zoo Welcomes First ELEPHANT Born There in 138 Years

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Japan’s oldest zoo welcomes the first baby elephant to be born in more than a century ago.

According to news agency Reuters, Tokyo’s Ueno Zoological Gardens wants the public to decide for its name.

People on social media may now choose from candidate names suggested by the Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo.

Thailand gifted the elephant’s mother Authi and father Artid to Japan in 2002 to celebrate the birth of Princess Aiko.

The 19-year-old royalty is the only daughter of Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.

The baby was about 100 centimeters tall and 120 kilograms at birth, but he has grown considerably since.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s lonely elephant Kaavan has finally arrived in Cambodia to start a new life at a local sanctuary.

According to various reports, Kaavan will now be in the company of fellow pachyderms after being alone at a zoo for years.

American singer Cher was on the tarmac at the airport of Cambodia’s second-biggest city Siem Reap to greet the elephant.

Cher has campaigned for the transfer of the animal for years, together with animal rescue organization Four Paws.

The group said Kaavan had another 90-minute drive ahead so he would be released in daylight on Tuesday.

READ: CHER Welcomes Arrival of Lonely Elephant Kaavan in Cambodia