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Elephants of Nay Aug Park Zoo, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Old 02-01-2011

"The Nay Aug Park Zoo acquired their first elephant, Queenie, in 1924. The children of Scranton facilitated a city-wide effort to collect change, funding the purchase. Four elephants in total were acquired this way, each subsequent animal being purchased within a month of the previous elephant's demise. The zoo built a new elephant enclosure in 1938, several years after the arrival of their second elephant, Tillie. Princess arrived from Iowa in 1966 and lived until 1971, replaced with the zoo's final elephant Toni. Following the closure of the Nay Aug Park Zoo in 1988, Toni was transferred to the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C."

The full article with images discussing the history of elephants at the Nay Aug Park Zoo in Scranton, Pennslvania, can be found at my blog ShowMe Elephants
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YOUR BLOG HAS SO MUCH INFORMATION! I LOVE IT!
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YOUR BLOG HAS SO MUCH INFORMATION! I LOVE IT!
Thank you very much, DP. I updated my article today in light of some new information.
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Are the remains of the (now closed) zoo grounds still there? I think it would be a fascinating photo essay for someone to do a book or article on closed zoos (such as the old Griffith Park Zoo in Los Angeles and the one on the island near Miami - I forget the name).
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Are the remains of the (now closed) zoo grounds still there? I think it would be a fascinating photo essay for someone to do a book or article on closed zoos (such as the old Griffith Park Zoo in Los Angeles and the one on the island near Miami - I forget the name).
Yes, the entire zoo is still located intact. During my research I found a photo essay by Cheri Sundra. She has quite a few pictures of former elephant exhibit. You can see her story and photos here:

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Thanks for the link. I can see why this place closed down - it looks pretty depressing.
 


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