Saturday, January 1, 2011
In 1930, schoolchildren across Oklahoma City attended a huge parade of dignitaries, led by a marching band, as the city turned out to welcome a 2-year-old elephant named Luna. In the years to come, the playful pachyderm became a star attraction at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
When Luna passed away in 1949, local school kids clamored for a new elephant. Some youngsters from Kingfisher even raised $16 to donate to the cause and presented the money to the zoo.