Adelaide, remember when Samorn the elephant and George the orangutan lived at the zoo?

The highlight of a visit to the Adelaide Zoo was a ride in Samorn
The highlight of a visit to the Adelaide Zoo was a ride in Samorn's cart.

2014-02-06 - Adelaide, Australia
A gift from the king of Thailand in 1956, Samorn the elephant charmed children and adults alike at the zoo for 35 years by hauling them around the zoo grounds in a cart. Meaning "beautiful lady" in Thai, Samorn was admired by everyone as a gentle giant who loved her "mahout", Hero Nuus and enjoyed her regular contact with children. The three-tonne elephant retired from the role in 1982 and moved to Monarto Zoological Park nine years later. She died in 1994 and in 1998 her bones were put on displ...

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