Queenie an Asian elephant at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

 ☨ ♀ Queenie  
Queen & Bret Bronson. Photo: © Bret Bronson
Queen & Bret Bronson. Photo: © Bret Bronson


SSP nr293


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Born:* 1959 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 2008-03-29
Death reason: age:
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2006-02-02Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Hawthorn Corporation
Hawthorn Corporation 1988-02-00
from Benson Wild Animal Farm (Bedford Zoo)

Document updated2009-03-16: SSP, Text RE
2009-03-19: Previous locations, Text RE
2009-04-04: corrected to status dead
2010-09-26: Text RE
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† Queenie is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States, of age in 2008-03-29. (see detailed list).


Queenie was born wild 1959.

Comments / pictures

In 2006, Queen and Liz were the 17th & 18th retirees to the Elephant Sanctuary. She stood 8'6" and 7,420 pounds.

Queen & Liz plus, a 3rd elephant Ruth came to Bensons Animal Park in New Hampshire in 1963. They were originally trained by Slivers Madison - exceptionally well trained matter of fact. The were were well taught and more importantly, well mannered. Ruth was sold privately in 1978. She led a rough life for a while until she was confiscated and donated to the New Bedford Zoo in Massachusetts. Queen & Liz remained at the park until Feb. '88. They were sold, along with 'Jackie' an African, the previous fall at the park liquidation auction to Hawthorn Corp (John Cuneo).
Bret Bronson, 2009-03-16

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Queenie, an Asian elephant at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1469. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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