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Monday, May 16, 2011

Anna Louise

Anna Louise was imported from the Manicaland province of Zimbabwe in 1983 by Frank Thompson of Bradenton, Florida. The young African elephant resided for several years at the Terry Lou Zoo in Scotch Plains, New Jersey before she was relocated to the Folsom Children's Zoo in Lincoln, Nebraska. From there she was purchased by Tom Demry in 1988 where she still resides today.

Tom Demry & Anna Louise, Omaha Shrine Circus, March 2011
Courtesy of James C Hall, Buckles Blog

In an article dated March 1997, it is stated several elephants resided at the time at the Terry Lou Zoo in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. The North American Regional Studbook for the African Elephant only lists two elephants located at the facility; none are during the news-stated period. Anna arrived in 1976 from South Africa and was sold to the Maryland Zoo in July 1983. Anna Louise arrived in 1983 from Zimbabwe either as a companion for Anna or a replacement; her exact arrival date to the location is unknown. No Asian elephants are listed in their corresponding studbook at the Scotch Plains zoo. More information is sought regarding the Terry Lou Zoo and their elephant program history.

>> "Scotch Plains Zoo Hearing is Postponed as Owner is Fined By Municipal Court Judge,", 03/27/1997

"Dancing Elephant"
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Tom Demry & Anna Louise, Circus World Museum, 2008
Courtesy of Bill Schreiber, Buckles Blog

"Anna Louise belonged to Tom Demry, and was trained by Joanne Wilson."
Courtesy of Bill Strong, Yesterdays Towns

Anna Louise, African Female, SB 391
1981 - Birth, Manicaland province, Zimbabwe
1983 - Frank Thompson, Bradenton, Florida
1983 - Terry Lou Zoo, Scotch Plains, New Jersey
1987 - Frank Thompson, Bradenton, Florida
1988 - Folsom Children's Zoo, Lincoln, Nebraska
Sep 1988 - Tom Demry

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I eagerly anticipate associating with new individuals with an interest or history in elephants, elephant history and elephant record keeping. If you have further information regarding the animals or locations questioned in the article, please leave a comment or message me in an effort to complete their records for elephant historians.