Summary in English***
This page is dedicated to an Indian Elephant named "Hamako".
She died on 7th of Oct., 2003, at age
of 59; approximately age 80 in terms of human age.
She was one of the longest lived elephants in Japan.
She came to Nogeyama Zoo, Yokohama City,
Kanagawa Pref. in 1951,and after that, spent all of her life there.
Her name "Hamako" was named after the name of the city "Yokohama".
"Hama" stands for "Beach", and "Ko" stands
for "Child (often, especially for girls)" in Japanese.
As I used to live in the city and often visited the zoo watching Hamako,
I decided to create this page and upload.