Elephant Stories - Queenie2015
By Amelia Meyer
The true story of the famous Melbourne Zoo resident, Queenie, confirms that elephants are far more intuitive and insightful than their human trainers and spectators often give them credit for.
Queenie was a popular attraction for 40 years, giving children up to 500 rides a day, feeding gently out of their hands, and performing acts and tricks for their amusement. She was an Indian (or Asian) elephant, and adults and children alike delighted in her antics, queuing for hours to meet and interact with her.