Gloucester, Massachusetts: Pinky the Elephant

Pinky the Elephant moved from a longtime public perch in Peabody to a new owner in Gloucester in 2007. Pinky went unreported for 12 years, then was spotted on a trailer in midtown Gloucester in 2019.

Address:
2 Washington St., Gloucester, MA
Directions:
Midtown, at the intersection of Main, Washington, Angle, Rogers, and Commercial Sts with Western Ave.
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Pinky the Elephant

Was not there. Pinky must be on vacation, or off for a walk.

[Pat, 09/18/2019]

Pinky is on wheels. Her exact location in Gloucester is often a mystery, so this is more of a lucky timing attraction.

Pink Elephant.

Pinky the Elephant

Pinky now stands at 2 Washington Street in Gloucester.

[Steve Favazza, 08/07/2019]

Pinky is on a trailer, promoting a local carnival. This elephant has a bad habit of disappearing for years at a time. Maybe if enough people visit, Pinky will stick around....

Pink elephant.

Pink Elephant

A new home has been found for the fiberglass Pink Elephant that has stood in front of a Rt. 114 Chrysler-Plymouth-Jeep dealership in Peabody since 1978. Known as "Pinky," the elephant is 12 ft. tall, 20 ft. long, and bolted to a flatbed trailer. The Medeiros family owners have closed their business and are selling all of the assets, including Pinky.

Jim Medeiros Jr. filled us in on Pinky's storied life at the dealership: He's been the mascot along the highway for almost 30 years. He's been stolen three times as a college prank, damaged twice, and was missing for 10-12 days in one incident. For many years Pinky was seasonally attired, with ear muffs in the winter and sun glasses in the summer. But they stopped that after those were stolen, too.

If the deal finalizes, Pinky appears bound for a new home promoting a business on Rt. 127 in Gloucester on the North Shore.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 11/05/2007]
Pink Elephant

Giant Pink Elephant, parked at the Peabody MA Chrysler dealership...not earth-shattering, but kinda weird and funny nonetheless...

[Dave Meyer, 11/10/2000]

Nearby Offbeat Places

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In the region:
Jumbo the Elephant: Statue and Ashes, Medford, MA - 27 mi.

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