Queenie at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Queenie at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

Queen & Bret Bronson. Photo: © Bret Bronson
† Queenie
ID Number:   SSP Number: 293 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Dead date: 2008-03-29
Death reason: age:
Location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
ArrivedTennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) 2006-02-02
from Hawthorn Corporation
Hawthorn Corporation 1988-02-00
from Benson Wild Animal Farm (Bedford Zoo)
Benson Wild Animal Farm (Bedford Zoo) 1963-00-00
Born:1959 wild
Document updated2009-03-16: SSP, Text RE
2009-03-19: Previous locations, Text RE
2009-04-04: corrected to status dead
2010-09-26: Text RE
In 2006, Queen and Liz were the 17th & 18th retirees to the Elephant Sanctuary. She stood 8'6" and 7,420 pounds.

Queen & Liz plus, a 3rd elephant Ruth came to Bensons Animal Park in New Hampshire in 1963. They were originally trained by Slivers Madison - exceptionally well trained matter of fact. The were were well taught and more importantly, well mannered. Ruth was sold privately in 1978. She led a rough life for a while until she was confiscated and donated to the New Bedford Zoo in Massachusetts. Queen & Liz remained at the park until Feb. '88. They were sold, along with 'Jackie' an African, the previous fall at the park liquidation auction to Hawthorn Corp (John Cuneo).
Bret Bronson, 2009-03-16

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