Nelly (Nellie) at Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Nelly (Nellie) at Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

Dahlip and Nellie. Miami MetroZoo 02/2009. Photo: © Tim May, ZooChat
Nelly (Nellie)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 84 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
ArrivedZoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) 2000-12-05
from R.W. Commerford and Sons Traveling Petting Zoo (Robert Commerford)
R.W. Commerford and Sons Traveling Petting Zoo (Robert Commerford) 1974-03-13
from Van Nuys Busch Gardens
Van Nuys Busch Gardens 1971-00-00
from Kings Amusements
Born:1969 wild India
Document updated2011-02-02: Image RE
2011-02-22: Previous locations, Text RE
Records about Nelly (Nellie) from Bob Cline
Nellie, Female Asian, Stud #84
1969 - Born in the wild
1971 - Busch Gardens
John Herriott
Walt King
1974 to 2000 - Commerfords Petting Zoo
2000 to Present - Miami MetroZoo


"The Walt King elephant had a three act with Rajee until she died in Benton Harbor, Michigan in Sept. of 1963. They didn't get Queenie until 1967, and they only had Nellie for a short time in the early 1970's before selling here to the Commerford Petting Zoo. So other than Tulsa and Wanda, I don't have a third elephant listed in 1965." //Bob Cline

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