Daisy the elephant was imported from Africa. She was the zoo's star
attraction for two decades. Little children rode her around in a circle
all day long. In 1933, Daisy trampled her trainer and killed him. The
police immediately killed Daisy, towed her body to the ocean and left
it for the sharks.
Honolulu zoo is here. It is undergoing a $60 million redevelopment exercise.
The mayor wants to attract 5,000 visitors here per day. He wants to
build a BRT terminus in front of it.
note: In the book "Hawaiian Yesterdays", it says that Daisy
was bought by money raised by Honolulu's city school children. We find
this hard to believe!! It was probably just another 'community building'
exercise to get the children to more fully participate later in animal
that the wrong things are killed and fed to the sharks. Let's hope Daisy's
spirit lives on.