Saturday, June 11, 2011
With records recently acquired compiled by elephant historian Ray "Sabu" Moreau, an elephant census published in a May 1969 edition of 'Amusement Business' does not list Penny in Carson and Barnes Circus' 9 member herd of elephants. However, she is listed in an elephant census published in a November 1972 edition of 'Amusement Business.' She is one of a 20 member herd of elephants under trainers John Carroll, Whitey Gross and Kenny Ickert. Thus, Penny arrived to Carson and Barnes between this time period and left to Lee Richardson Zoo after 1972, not 1970 as stated in the studbook. More information regarding this elephant is sought and if the possibility exists she is the elephant pictured in the postcard from Wade Burck.
For Further Information:
>> Penny (of Colorado) at Lee Richardson Zoo
>> Penny (of Hugo) at Lee Richardson Zoo
Posted Saturday, June 11, 2011