Gunda at Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum

† Gunda
ID Number:   SSP Number: 239 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 67 years old
Dead date: 2017-01-23
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum
ArrivedTulsa Zoo and Living Museum 1954-11-16
Born:1950 wild
Document updated2018-01-23: dead
1954: donated to the zoo by the Tulsa Jaycees after being acquired for $3,000
En route from Calcutta, India, to Savanna, Georgia, the ship broke down near Bermuda, and brought to the capitol Hamilton. She spent two weeks in Bermuda after she refused to board an airplane, but another ship was routed to pick her up

Sources, among others

  • http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/tulsa-zoo-announces-death-of-gunda-the-elephant/article_8d84ab0a-cc07-57b5-9a0d-cfbf560c03fe.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share
  • Tulsa Zoss “First Fifty Years” book, 1978

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