Elephant, Mammoth & Mastodon Statues (page 2)

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Fort Smith, AR
Dillon, SC
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Kinston, NC

The Elephant in Fort Smith is located at the Park at West End. [map]

This Elephant in Dillon appears to have been produced from the same mold as the Fort Smith statue. It is or was located at South of the Border which has numerous other animal statues including at least one other elephant, gorillas, giraffes, chickens, lions, and zebras. The statues are moved around frequently and this elephant might be somewhere else now.

This Elephant in Fort Myers Beach appears to be from the same mold as the statues in Fort Smith and Dillon. It is installed in front of Sticky Licky Ice Cream which opened in 2020. [map]

The Elephant in Kinston is installed inside the Neuseway Nature Park.

Tuscaloosa, AL
Elephant [gone]
Beverly, OH
Robertsdale, AL
This Elephant in Tuscaloosa was installed above the entrance of T-Burger in 2013. It was stolen but recovered shortly after that. The building now houses the 3000 Bar but the statue is still there. The elephant is the mascot for Tuscaloosa's University of Alabama's Crimson Tide sports teams. [map]

The Elephant in Beverly was inexplicably located in front of a laundromat. Does anyone know its history or where it went? These photos are from 2009. By 2016, the statue was gone but the pedestal was still there.

The Elephant in Robertsdale is installed on top of a shipping container at Affordable Conex. The head, trunk, and leg position lead me to believe that this aluminum statue was created from a mold of an elephant like the one that was in Beverly and Tuscaloosa. [map]

Mister Ed's Elephant Museum
Orrtanna, PA
Mister Ed's Elephant Museum opened in 1975 with Ed Gotwalt's elephant-related collection. In addition to the elephant museum, there are peanuts, candy, and gifts for sale. A full-sized elephant statue, "Commander Robert Eli", sprays water from his trunk into a pond. Another elephant statue, "Miss Ellie Phant", talks, blinks her eyes, and moves her ears. In 2010, a fire destroyed the museum. However, it was rebuilt and reopened in 2011. These two outdoor statues were not affected by the fire. Two new elephant statues have been added. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Austin, TX
Elephant [gone]
Norfolk, VA
Natural Bridge, VA
Elephant House
Toronto, ON
This Elephant in Austin is located in front of a strip mall which includes a children's dentist and a veterinary office. It was installed around 2017. [map]

This Elephant in Norfolk stood in front of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, headquarters when this photo was taken in 2009. The statue depicts a shackled baby elephant. It was created to protest the treatment of circus elephants. I believe the statue is from 2002. The statue is moved around the country to various cities. In 2013, it was on display in Washington, DC.

This Elephant in Natural Bridge stands in front of the Natural Bridge Zoo. The statue was created in 1987 by Mark Cline who lives nearby. For more, see this website. [map]

The Elephant House is nicknamed for the white elephant which stands on its front lawn. The statue was created in 1999 by Matt Donovan. It has been at this location since 2003. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Cozad, NE
This Elephant has been installed in from of the El Paraiso Mexican restaurant since at least 2008. [map]

White Elephant Surplus Store [gone]
Spokane, WA
White Elephant Surplus Store [gone]
Spokane Valley, WA
2008: 2016:
The White Elephant Surplus Store had two locations. Both closed in 2020.

The original location opened in Spokane in 1946. It featured an elephant statue on the roof and a coin-operated, ride-able elephant in front of the store.

The Spokane Valley location opened in 1976. It featured a larger elephant statue on the roof. It was restored in 2009. At that time, the elephant's trunk was repositioned to hold a ball. By 2017, the statue was gone.

Pink Elephant [gone]
Brandon, FL
Huntington Park, CA
The Pink Elephant in Brandon stood in a vacant lot next to a George Washington statue when this photo was taken in 2009. Sometime after 2012, the camel was repainted purple and Washington's clothes were painted yellow. The pink elephant was also repainted. The statues were installed around 1974 when the Shelton's plant nursery was here. The elephant statue was originally painted grey. In 2004, the nursery closed and demolished but these statues remained. In 2013, the statues were sold to a man in Tampa, FL. They will be displayed in his yard next to a river.

The Elephant in Huntington Park is located at Pilgrim Fence. [map]

Cheyenne, WY
These Elephants are located at DT's Package Liquor & Sports Bar locations. The first statue is located at the Lincolnway store. The second and third statues are located at the Ridge Rd. store. These locations also have neon elephant signs.

Channelview, TX
Marshalltown, IA
Foley, AL
The Elephant in Channelview is installed in front of the White Elephant Flea Market. The statue has been there since at least 2007. The business opened in 1970 and the statue might have been installed then. [map]

The Elephants and alligator statues in Marshalltown are installed in a fountain in front of First Rate Real Estate. [map]

The Elephant in Foley is located at Hood's Home Center which has been selling concrete architectural products, statues, pots, furniture, etc. at this location since at least 2008. [map]

Aurora Flower Shop
Seattle, WA
2008: 2015:
This elephant statue was built around 1932 for the Braida & Co. tile store. In 1946, the elephant was sold and moved to the Aurora Flower Shop. The flower shop closed in 2004. In 2007, Aurora Rents moved in to the building. The statue was restored in 2009. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

West Yarmouth, MA
Tommy, a concrete elephant statue, was created by T.J. Neil around 1979. The statue is about ten feet tall and has a trunk in the shape of Cape Cod. It is installed next to India Fashion. [map]

Rocky's Liquor Mart [gone]
Wildwood, NJ
Pink Elephant
Oklahoma City, OK
This pink elephant was installed on the roof of Rocky's Liquor Mart. It may have come from a mini golf in Pennsylvania. There was a another statue like this which was located on the Wildwood Fun Pier. That one is now in a private collection. These two statues obviously came from the same mold and originally had ears and tusks. There is another statue like this in Metairie, LA which still has his ears and tusks. These photos of the Rocky's statue are from 2012. It was still there in 2017 but by 2018 it had blown over onto its side and was no longer visible from the street below. In 2019, it was donated to the Wildwood Historical Society. There are plans to restore the statue and display it at the George F. Boyer Museum sometime in the future.

The Pink Elephant in Oklahoma City was installed in front of the Empire Slice House. She was named "Ellie." The statue was stolen a couple of times and returned since she was installed around 2014. In 2019, she was stolen again and never found. The restaurant moved down the street and got a new one. They have some other locations and might have them there as well. [map]

Pink Elephant
Simi Valley, CA
2012: 2023:
The Pink Elephant in Simi Valley is located in a residential neighborhood with a donkey statue. They were created by Chris Budzin who has produced several flying pigs. [map]

Pink Elephant [gone]
Tucson, AZ
Elephant [gone]
Novato, CA
Riverside, CA
Elephant [gone]
Oak Harbor, WA
This Pink Elephant was installed in front of the Treasure Chest used furniture store. This photo is from 2012. By 2015, the store had closed and this statue was gone. The business used to be known as the Pink Elephant. There was also a larger elephant statue there then.

The Elephant in Novato was installed on the roof of the Dollhouses, Trains & More store. The statue had been there since at least 2011. He was temporarily removed in 2018 during roof repairs and reinstalled. By 2022, the store and statue were gone.

This Elephant in Riverside is located next to the Big Top Restaurant at the Castle Park amusement park.

The Elephant was made of rebar and fiberglass. It was originally located at a business in Greenbank, WA that sold statues of animals and people. When the store closed, the elephant was moved to Freeland, WA and later to Whidbey Island. In 2013, it was moved to Dugualla Bay Farms in Oak Harbor. The tusks were broken off from children hanging from them. These photos are from 2015. It was gone later that year.

Burbank, CA
This Elephant has been installed behind the Blue Room since at least 2011. The gun symbolizes freeway shootings that were going on at the time when the statue was built. The ring represents the circle of life. [map]

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