Elephant Self Storage, Elephant of the month, Tina
Tina had arrived to Belfast Zoo in 1966, having been bought from a pet shop in Birmingham and shipped across to Northern Ireland at a cost of £20. She lived in Belfast Zoo for more than 50 years, making her one of the oldest animals in captivity within the Zoo.
She was well known for being mischievous , Tina was renowned for stealing handbags and umbrellas from visitors although displayed a sensitive side and often rescued small birds and frogs that got into her enclosure.
Sadly Tina passed away on November 6th 2017, but left behind many stories and memory’s for victors and zoo keepers to remember her by.
Belfast Zoo is urging any visitors who have photographs, videos or stories to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to Belfast Zoo, Antrim Road, Belfast, BT36 7PN.