Monday, October 07, 2019



Chic Silber said...

I heard from Scott Riddle yesterday

He mentioned that Peggy at 61 is doing

very well at his Elephant Sanctaury

in Quitman Arkansas

Chic Silber said...

Some may recall that Gunther Gebel

gave "Eva" to Buckles many years

ago as she had been a problem to

him & was happy to give her away

Buckles quickly renamed her Peggy

in honor of 1 of Barbara's sisters

Peggy is the sole survivor of his

many performing elephants & went up

to Scott & Heidi's place along with

Anna May about 20 years ago

Paul Binder said...

I recall the irony in Buckle's voice when Peggy would stray (just a little)..."oh Peggy..." he'd say. She would always snap to attention!

Bob Cline said...

Just as a side note, Buckles' African, "AMY" was bred at Scott's place and gave birth to Miss Betz on Dec. 8, 2007. In 2017, AMY and Miss Betz were sent to the Chafee Fresno Zoo. AMY was euthanized in December after suffering a torn ligament in her leg.

Chic Silber said...

Thanks Bob

I knew that they were sent to Fresno

but I didn't know about Amy's death

Glenn Sullivan said...

not being pedantic but I reckon these two similar photos are of "Booper" AKA 'Betty Boop'. Clarify with S.Riddle. If you look at the 3rd pic, Peggy is on the left and you will be able to see the similarity with Booper on the right. Photo taken earlier probably. I was around these cows in 2000/2001. As always enjoy the blog. Best wishes from down under.