Queenie at Royal Melbourne Zoological Park

† Queenie
ID Number:Local id Number: 190201 -    ASMP Number: 5 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 45 years
Dead date: 1945-06-22
Death reason: killed: food shortage
Location:Royal Melbourne Zoological Park
ArrivedRoyal Melbourne Zoological Park 1902-03-03
Born:1900 wild India
Document updated2010-01-17: Death, Book, Text
2010-05-23: dates, asmp nr
2012-03-13: birth country, death month
2013-05-21: studbook box
The most famous elephant of the Royal Melbourne Zoological Park, Queenie, arrived in 1902 and gave rides for more than forty years until she killed a keeper in 1944 (possibly by accident). The following year she was put down by zoo management due to a food shortage stemming from World War II. In 1962, the zoo discontinued elephant rides.

Her story is recounted in Corinne Fentons 2006 childrens book "Queenie: One Elephants Story."

Presented by FS Grimwade.

Records about Queenie from Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2011)
5 F ~ 1900 UNK UNK INDIA ~ 1900 NONE Birth QUEENIE
MELBOURNE 3 Mar 1902 190201 Transfer
22 Jun 1945 Death
[Death by: Unknown means]

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