Nay Aug Park Zoo in United States

Elephants at Nay Aug Park Zoo

Nay Aug Park Zoo Elephant Enclosure http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/AxhcpQ-V4HhZoSbVTQypmQ
CollectionKept totally 5, 0 present (0,0,0), 0 births, 1 relocated, 4 deaths
LocationNay Aug Park, Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Type: zoo, first elephant arrived 1924, last elephant left 1989, closed 1988

The Nay Aug Park Zoo acquired their first elephant, Queenie, in 1924. The children of Scranton facilitated a city-wide effort to collect change, funding the purchase. Four elephants in total were acquired this way, each subsequent animal being purchased within a month of the previous elephant's demise. The zoo built a new elephant enclosure in 1938, several years after the arrival of their second elephant, Tillie. Princess arrived from Iowa in 1966 and lived until 1971, replaced with the zoo's final elephant Toni. Following the closure of the Nay Aug Park Zoo in 1988, Toni was transferred to the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

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