It was a newsflash in the evening. A 69-year-old elephant Hakako in the Inogashira zoo died yesterday.
She was sometimes talked to be the oldest elephant in Japan but bad reputation in the world that of bad treat having been alone in the small cage for more than 60 years.
I had never known about her until the topic appeared on the net news. But I think the caretakers of the zoo had been worked for her to make her happy though the life in the zoo seems unnatural itself.
There are a lot of story behind her after devastated Japan by the world war2. Hanako gave pleasure to people at that time. She has to be praised and deserved to treat well as our good fellow.
I give my condolences to her and she was happy and reached to happy ending.