Area 9 read the true story about Queenie.
The story is about an Indian elephant who was captured at the age of 6 from India and taken to Melbourne Zoo in 1902. Queenie would take people for ries everyday exept Mondays, which is her day off. On her day off Queenie would have some time to play and relax, and her keeper Mr Parsons would wash her.-----Wile Queenie would walk around carring people, children would leave apples and peanuts, but some children stuck pins in her trunk and thought it was funny, but Queenie fought back and sprayed the kids with dirty water.
A few years later the zoo got a carousel and children loved it but this doesn´t mean the children stopped loving Queenie, infact children thought Queenie was jelous of the carousel and wrote letters to her saying they still love her.
In 1944 Queenie´s keeper Wilfred Lawson was in Queenie´s enclosure and bent down to pick up somthing and Queenie accedently stepped on him. A corener said that Queenie killed Wilfred on perpose and the zoo owner had no choice but to destroy Queenie because he thought it would be to dangerous to have her in the zoo.