Lin Wang and General Sun Li-jen

Lin Wang and General Sun Li-jen

Lin Wang and General Sun Li-jen, 1947.

Lin Wang (29 October 1917 – 26 February 2003) was an Asian elephant that served with the Chinese Expeditionary Force during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) and later relocated to Taiwan with the Kuomintang forces. Lin Wang lived out most of his life in the Taipei Zoo and unquestionably was the most popular and famous animal in Taiwan. Many adults and children alike affectionately called the bull elephant “Grandpa Lin Wang.”

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