The Great Brooklyn Elephant Hunt

In late April 1979, New York City's Health Department received several reports of an elephant seen wandering through Brooklyn. Calls to local zoos, circuses and animal parks didn't turn up any reports of a missing elephant. Nevertheless, officials took off in a Toyota to conduct a door-to-door search throughout Brooklyn for the pachyderm. The Health Department director said, "We have reason to believe the animal is small, but we're talking to the informants to get more information."

Several days of searching only uncovered a few illegal cockfights. So eventually the search for the Brooklyn elephant was called off. Health officials remained unswayed, however, in their belief that the elephant was out there, somewhere. [Star News - May 3, 1979]
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jun 03, 2013
     Category: Animals | 1970s

Found it! The 'owner' is Chuck Jones.
Posted by tadchem on 06/03/13 at 01:49 PM
Very good sleuthing, tad.

I just love Looney Tunes. I hadn't seen that one before.
Posted by KDP on 06/03/13 at 05:07 PM
Was it pink? Were the sighting at 2am around neighborhood bars and anytime near the mental hospital? 😜
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/03/13 at 11:18 PM
OK Patty, here's the pink one:;_uri=/watch?v=8rXXlPL_7Bg
Posted by Captain DaFt on 06/04/13 at 08:26 PM
Thanks honey but I think I'll just grab a six pack and make my own. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/04/13 at 11:09 PM
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