Nay Aug's first elephant, Queenie, arrived June 16, 1924, bought after a regionwide fundraiser garnered more than $3,000. She was greeted by a crowd of about 25,000 people.
|† Queenie||ID Number:|
|Species:||Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)|
|Sex and age:||Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)|
|Dead date:||† 1935-05-04|
|Death reason:||disease: acute enteritis|
|Location:||Nay Aug Park Zoo|
|Arrived||Nay Aug Park Zoo 1924-06-16|
|Document updated||2011-01-01: New elephant RE|
|The children of Scranton, Pennsylvania, contributed over $3600 in change to purchase the Nay Aug Park Zoo's first elephant. Queenie arrived in June 1926 from Germany and resided at the zoo until her death in May 1935 due to acute |
enteritis, or inflammation of the bowels caused by a bacterial infection.
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