Boo (Queenie) at San Antonio Zoo

† Boo (Queenie)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 684 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female, unknown years
Dead date: 2013-03-10
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:San Antonio Zoo
ArrivedSan Antonio Zoo 2010-04-21
from Wilbur Davenport
Wilbur Davenport 2010-00-00
from King Royal Circus (Gopher Davenport)
King Royal Circus (Gopher Davenport) 1978-00-00
from Red Lundsford
Red Lundsford 1976-00-00
from Barnes and Dailey Circus
Barnes and Dailey Circus 1974-00-00
from Clyde Brothers Circus (Howard Suesz)
Clyde Brothers Circus (Howard Suesz) 1965-00-00
from New York Worlds Fair (Roy Bible)
New York Worlds Fair (Roy Bible) 1964-00-00
from Sells Brothers Circus
Sells Brothers Circus 1963-00-00
from Circus of Tomorrow (Roy Bible)
Born: wild
Records about Boo (Queenie) from Bob Cline
1962 - Circus of Tomorrow Roy Bible
1963 - Sells Bros. Circus
1964 - NY Worlds Fair Roy Bible
1965 to 1969 - Clyde Bros. Circus
1974 to 1975 - Barnes and Dailey Circus
1976 to 1977 - Red Lundsford
1978 - sold to Gopher Davenport
1982 to 1988 - Ford Bros. Circus Saw them myself
1994 to 1997 - King Royal Circus
1998 to 2002 - Carson & Barnes Circus
2004 - Bailey Bros. Circus ( supposed to be owned by Bill Swain )
2005 to 2007 - Davenport Shows
2007 - Kingsford Circus
2008 - Circus Vasquez
2009 - Hamid Shrine Circus
2010 - Willie Davenport - USDA Forced him to turn her over.
2010 - sent to San Antonio Zoo on April 20th


For the 2008 tour, Will Davenport presented his three elephants Tina, Jewel & Queenie on Circus Vasquez.

In the 2009 season, Will Davenport presented elephants on the main unit Hamid Circus, owned by himself. He displayed a three act with Boo, Tina & Jewel. Elephant rides were offered for $8/person before/after the show and during intermission, worked by all three elephants.

Boo started with Roy Bible, then to Red Lunsford & Cliff Monnett; sold to Gopher in 1978 I think it was.
CC, 2007-03-11

I have heard Boo came originally from the Portland Zoo. Then to the Chicago Zoo. Then purchased by a family in Newcastle IN. who I cannot remember the name of. They owned some rides and a unit of Rodeo Equip.This family had her for sometime as a pet. Later the Lunsfords (Red, I could be way off on spelling) while framing a show on school busses, was offered use of the elephant. He is said to have put some behaviors...oh sorry...tricks on her. They eventually purchased her, then later sold the elephant to Gopher, via Bill Swain. This is mostly hear say, but a lot was confirmed by a visit from the man who owned her before Lunsford, in New Castle, while I was with Boo in 05, He said she looked great for 63.
Casey McCoy Cainan, 2007-11-20

Records about Boo (Queenie) from SSPNorth American Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Boo (Queenie):

684 F ~1954 +/-5yr WILD WILD INDIA ~1955 +/-5yr NONE Capture Queenie
BIBLE ROY ~ 1957 ________ Transfer
LUND ~ 1964 BOO Transfer
LEGGETT ~ 1978 BOO Transfer
SAN ANTON 21-Apr-10 A10058 Transfer
10-Mar-13 Death

Source: SSP studbook for Asian elephants online

Records about Boo (Queenie) was updated
2009-04-25:�New elephant
2010-04-22:�transfer
2010-04-27:�prev. locations
2011-05-25:�Management RE
2013-03-11:�died
2016-01-05: SSP nr

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