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Virginia Beach, Virginia: Circus Elephant Buried There?

Maybe not. But the Garden of the Pines Pet Cemetery does have a Tomb of the Unknown Animal.

Garden of The Pines Pet Cemetery

2685 Salem Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
In Garden of The Pines Pet Cemetery. On the southwest edge of Virginia Beach, on the south side of Salem Rd, just northwest of Hwy 165/Landing Rd.
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Garden of the Pines Pet Cemetery

Investigating "Circus Elephant buried there" tip: This is an urban myth according to groundskeeper/owner on visit July 19, 2008. However, there is a Tomb of the Unknown Animal, canine police dog, a tiger and her offspring and a deer memorialized.

No elephant.

[Judy McN, 07/22/2008]
Circus Elephant Buried There...

Have you ever tried looking at the Pet Cemetery in Va. Beach? It's on Salem Rd., off of Princess Anne Rd. There is a circus elephant buried there. Just a thought.

[Valady49, 07/08/2001]

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