Saturday, August 26, 2006

Al Vidbel Elephants #2

"Daisy", "Dandilion" and "Daffodil".


Ryan Easley said...

When did Vidbel acquire these elephants?

J C Hall said...

Daffodil around 1967,Daisy around 74 or 75. I recall Al showing me the bill of sale; around $8000,00 for Daisy. Quite a sum at that time.I believe Jergen Schultz was the broker.I would say Daisy was around 350 to 400 pounds. Quite small at the time.

Wade G. Burck said...

I wonder why, was it Daffodil turned into such a renegade?
Wade Burck

Wade G. Burck said...

Addendum to Radar,

Riverdale Zoo, Toronto
Dolly- Asian female
-Arrived June 16th,1965-Vietnam
-Sold to Garden Bros. Circus, Sept./68
-Sold to Al Vidbel
-Died in Colorado

Bowmanville Zoo, Bowmanville:
Daisy June- Thailand female- born May/68
-Arrived Nov./68
-She was six months old on arrival
-Sold to the Garden Bros. Circus
-Sold to Al Vidbel (who also owned Dandelion and Daffodil)
-Sold to Bobby Moore
-Name changed to Asia
-Sold to Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus

Wade Burck

Mike Naughton said...

I think someone told me that the Vidbel elephants were billed as "The Flower Power" elephants at one time.