Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

86 year old WWII veteran elephant dies in Taiwan.

The elephant, called Lin Wang, dragged Japanese army cannon and supplies through the jungles of Burma until he was captured by Chinese troops in 1943.
He continued his army service on the Chinese mainland, and later on Taiwan.
In 1954, Lin Wang was retired to Taipei Zoo in the company of a female elephant.

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