Boo (Queenie)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
San Antonio Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Boo (Queenie)  dead elephant


SSP nr684


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2013-03-10
Death reason: euthanised:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:San Antonio Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2010-04-21San Antonio Zoo
from Wilbur Davenport

2010-00-00Wilbur Davenport
from King Royal Circus (Gopher Davenport)

1978-00-00King Royal Circus (Gopher Davenport)
from Red Lundsford

1976-00-00Red Lundsford
from Barnes and Dailey Circus

1974-00-00Barnes and Dailey Circus
from Clyde Brothers Circus (Howard Suesz)

1965-00-00Clyde Brothers Circus (Howard Suesz) 1965-00-00
from New York Worlds Fair (Roy Bible)

1964-00-00New York Worlds Fair (Roy Bible)
from Sells Brothers Circus

1963-00-00Sells Brothers Circus
from Circus of Tomorrow (Roy Bible)

Record history
History of updates2010-01-17

Latest document update2020-11-03 10:52:44
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† Boo (Queenie) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2013-03-10 at San Antonio Zoo, in United States, .


Boo (Queenie) was born wild .

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Records about Boo (Queenie) from Bob Cline

1962 - Circus of Tomorrow Roy Bible
1963 - Sells Bros. Circus
1964 - NY Worlds Fair Roy Bible
1965 to 1969 - Clyde Bros. Circus
1974 to 1975 - Barnes and Dailey Circus
1976 to 1977 - Red Lundsford
1978 - sold to Gopher Davenport
1982 to 1988 - Ford Bros. Circus Saw them myself
1994 to 1997 - King Royal Circus
1998 to 2002 - Carson & Barnes Circus
2004 - Bailey Bros. Circus ( supposed to be owned by Bill Swain )
2005 to 2007 - Davenport Shows
2007 - Kingsford Circus
2008 - Circus Vasquez
2009 - Hamid Shrine Circus
2010 - Willie Davenport - USDA Forced him to turn her over.
2010 - sent to San Antonio Zoo on April 20th
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".

For the 2008 tour, Will Davenport presented his three elephants Tina, Jewel & Queenie on Circus Vasquez.

In the 2009 season, Will Davenport presented elephants on the main unit Hamid Circus, owned by himself. He displayed a three act with Boo, Tina & Jewel. Elephant rides were offered for $8/person before/after the show and during intermission, worked by all three elephants.

Boo started with Roy Bible, then to Red Lunsford & Cliff Monnett; sold to Gopher in 1978 I think it was.
CC, 2007-03-11

I have heard Boo came originally from the Portland Zoo. Then to the Chicago Zoo. Then purchased by a family in Newcastle IN. who I cannot remember the name of. They owned some rides and a unit of Rodeo Equip.This family had her for sometime as a pet. Later the Lunsfords (Red, I could be way off on spelling) while framing a show on school busses, was offered use of the elephant. He is said to have put some behaviors...oh sorry...tricks on her. They eventually purchased her, then later sold the elephant to Gopher, via Bill Swain. This is mostly hear say, but a lot was confirmed by a visit from the man who owned her before Lunsford, in New Castle, while I was with Boo in 05, He said she looked great for 63.
Casey McCoy Cainan, 2007-11-20

Records about Boo (Queenie) from SSPNorth American Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Boo (Queenie):

684 F ~1954 +/-5yr WILD WILD INDIA ~1955 +/-5yr NONE Capture Queenie
BIBLE ROY ~ 1957 ________ Transfer
LUND ~ 1964 BOO Transfer
LEGGETT ~ 1978 BOO Transfer
SAN ANTON 21-Apr-10 A10058 Transfer
10-Mar-13 Death

Source: SSP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Boo (Queenie), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at San Antonio Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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