Nancy Siesel

"Happy in the Bronx"
Pronouns: she / her
Artistic Discipline: Film/Video
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2024
Location: Borough Park

Is Happy, happy? Called the loneliest elephant in the world, Happy is a 53 year old Asian elephant who has lived at the Bronx Zoo for 46 years, 17 in solitary confinement. Happy’s team of attorneys, asked the courts for her release to a Tennessee sanctuary; after their appeal was unsuccessful, a NYC council member and animal rights activists have taken up her cause.