A jumbo sized 1951 Club WELCOME to Mary & Ellen, a gorgeous pair of Asian elephants who live at the Little Rock Zoo Arkansas, USA.
Mary & Ellen or ‘The Girls’ as they are often called were both born in 1951. Staff at the zoo had a quick word with them and have accepted membership to the 1951 Club on their behalf.
Thanks go to all the staff at the Little Rock Zoo including one of Mary and Ellen’s former keepers Jayne Hoffman who kindly offered me some pictures of these two celebrities.
My thanks also to author Boots Hensel who contacted Little Rock Zoo on my behalf. Her late daughter spent time at the zoo as an elephant keeper.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Mary, the Little Rock Zoo’s much loved 60-year-old elephant died on 5th May 2011 due to complications from cancer. She will be sadly missed. For further details please click on this link . Sadly, Ellen also died of heart complications just a couple of months later in July 2011.