Halifax Zoo, located at Exley Hill, in Halifax, United Kingdom, opened for public in 1909 and the first elephant arrived in 1909. The last elephant left in 1916. Halifax Zoo closed down in 1916 in Halifax, .
The elephant gained notoriety shortly after the zoo opened on July 3, when a grand parade was organised to celebrate the opening, a large band led a procession through the town, accompanied by the elephant. Unfortunately, in the noise and excitement, the elephant became startled and charged at a crowd of people who had just disembarked from a tram. As the crowd scrambled to avoid the terrifying beast, the elephant stumbled, fell, and calmed down from its rage.
The Zoo closed in 1916. Not due to the numerous escapes, or danger it posed to the public, but due to pressures from the First World War.
Exley Woods today.