Buellton Wild Animal Park (Ted and Pat Derby) elephants in United States


Buellton Wild Animal Park (Ted and Pat Derby)
Typeprivate

Owner
Founded1970
Last elephant left1970
Closed down1970
Address Andersen Animal Farm
Place Buellton, Santa Ynez Valley
Region California
Country United States
Website Website

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Buellton Wild Animal Park (Ted and Pat Derby) elephants, is a private elephant owner, living in Andersen Animal Farm in Buellton, Santa Ynez Valley, United States , was born in 1970.. The last elephant left in 1970
Buellton Wild Animal Park (Ted and Pat Derby) elephants died in 1970.


Comments / picturesThe Andersen Animal Farm, behind Pea Soup Andersenös, had exotic animals and a train for children to ride. It was operated for two years in the early 1970s by former Pea Soup Andersenös owner Vince Evans, who died in a plane crash.

The business thrived under Evans' hand. By then the restaurant was purchasing 50 tons of peas each year, enough for three-quarters of a million bowls of soup! He built an aviary and filled it with parrots, he installed a train for children to ride that went from the restaurant to the area where the motel now stands, and even had a miniature wild animal park for two years. The park was discontinued in 1970 to make way for the addition of a Danish style motel in 1970.

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Koehl, Dan (2021). Buellton Wild Animal Park (Ted and Pat Derby), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2452. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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