Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Queenie at Wild Adventures

 ☨ ♀ Queenie  
Queenie with Elisabeth Dane (Elisabeth Green)
Queenie with Elisabeth Dane (Elisabeth Green)



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 59 years old
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2011-05-31
Death reason: euthanised: declining health; age
Present / last location:Wild Adventures, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2003-00-00Wild Adventures
from Circus Gatti
Circus Gatti 1981-00-00
from Kings Performing Elephants (Walt King)
Kings Performing Elephants (Walt King) 1967-00-00
from Rare Bird and Animal Farm
Rare Bird and Animal Farm 1953-03-00
from Trefflichs Bird and Animal Company

Document updated2011-05-31: Arrival, Death RE
2011-06-04: death
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† Queenie is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Wild Adventures, in United States, from euthanised 2011-05-31. Official death reason described as declining health; age. (see detailed list).


Queenie was born wild 1952.

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Queenie appeared on television shows, at state and county fairs, and at luxury hotels as the Republican mascot at political rallies. In Florida, Queenie learned to water ski, who in the late 1950s and early 1960s could boast of being the world's only water-skiing elephant.

"She was born in Siam, in 1952, then imported to the United States by Henry Trefflich (listed on your website as "Trefflichs Bird and Animal Co."). My folks and I went to Trefflich's Pet Store on Fulton St. in New York City, in March of 1953, to accept delivery of this very tiny, young, sweet baby elephant. My Dad, Bill Green, named her "Queenie". She was approximately six months old when we brought her home to our private zoo, The Rare Bird and Animal Farm, in Fairlee, VT. The rest of the "trail" of information/dates you have about my Queenie is correct, i.e., we sold her to Walt King, who, in turn, sold her to Circus Gatti, who then transferred her to Wild Adventures."
Elisabeth (Green) Dane, 2008

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Queenie, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Wild Adventures in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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