Penny an Asian elephant at Lee Richardson Zoo

☨ Penny
ID nr: Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /customers/6/2/a/ on line 774   SSP Number: T2250 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 10 years old
Dead date: 1956-06-22
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Lee Richardson Zoo
ArrivalLee Richardson Zoo 1953-00-00
from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 1948-00-00
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)
Born:* 1946 wild
Document updated2009-03-17: New elephant Re
2009-11-27: Text RE
2011-06-09: Species RE

The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

1956. Penny, the zoo’s first elephant, was donated by the Cheyenne Mountain zoo in Colorado Springs. She was transported here gratis by local trucker, C.F. McGraw, and was reputed to have rocked back and forth on the way, almost upsetting the truck.
History of Lee Richardson Zoo

Contradictory records:
According to the North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephant, Penny arrived at the Lee Richardson Zoo in 1953.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Penny, an Asian at Lee Richardson Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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