Lulu the Elephant Arrives At Zoo (Updated over a year ago)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from April 2nd 1968 by Pat O'Brien at Fleishacker Zoo in San Francisco, featuring the arrival of Lulu the elephant from Swaziland (Africa). Lulu was purchased for $4000 to keep another elephant Maybelle company, after her companion Judy died. Includes views of Lulu walking around her enclosure, of Maybelle and an interview with Lulu's keeper John Long, who remarks that she is understandably nervous. Maybelle lived until 2004 and Lulu was transferred from San Francisco to the ARK 2000 sanctuary in San Andreas in 2004 (Calaveras County, CA), where she still lives as of June 2011. It should be noted that the Fleishacker Zoo was renamed the San Francisco Zoological Gardens.
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on October 16, 2011.
- Originally aired on: KPIX-TV
- Date aired: 4/2/1968
- Recording medium: 16mm b&w, co-magnetic silent/sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: CBS5 KPIX-TV
- Duration: 1:25
- Type of material: archival newsfilm