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Thursday, June 4, 2020

An Elephant on the Loose in Coney Island

This kinda sounds like the plot to a poorly scripted animated kids movie… but it really did happen!

116 years ago a massive elephant escaped from a showcase at Coney Island's Luna Park and swam all the way to Staten Island. This is an amazing read from our friends at the phenomenal site Untapped NY about a crazy day almost lost to history!

Talk about a New York City Big Adventure...


Coney Island's Luna Park as it appeared around 1904

Topsy the Elephant about to meet a lousy fate

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