† Veneda (Venita, Vanita, Jenny) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Frankfurt Zoo, in Germany, of euthanised in 1942-10-15. Official death reason described as Musculoskeletal. (see detailed list).
Veneda (Venita, Vanita, Jenny) was born wild . and imported 1902
According to EEG she arrived in Baraboo 1902-12-18.
According to Bob Cline Execution by gunshot Oct. 8, 1942 in Frankfurt Zoo
One of the most memorable events during Souder's career was the delivery of "Vanita" from the Hagenbeck Zoo in 1903 along with her nursing calf. The Ringlings couldn't resist the temptation of announcing she was born in winter quarters, hence the name "Baby Baraboo".
She eventually developed an evil disposition and was sold to Wm. P. Hall in 1911 who leased her to a variety of shows until she was sold by the Hall Estate to the new Cole Bros. Circus in 1935.
My father was around her (now called "Boo") when he worked for Hall and told me of many adventures they had.
Oddly enough, Vanita went back to Germany in 1921 along with 3 more elephants since the Hagenbeck's stock had been depleted during World War I.
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