Dondi at Phil Schacht

Female Asian elephant Dondi at Phil Schacht

Dondi and Phil Schact. Southwick Zoo, 06/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley
† Dondi
ID Number:   SSP Number: 694 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 36 years
Status:single
Dead date: 2010-07-28
Death reason: disease: Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Location:Phil Schacht
ArrivedPhil Schacht 1975-04-00
Born:1974 wild Thailand
Document updated2009-06-24: Text, Image RE
2010-07-31: Death RE
2010-08-02: Date of death RE
2010-09-11: Cause of death RE
2010-11-14: SSP RE
In 2007, Dondi toured with Circus Flora.

From 2008-2010, Dondi was leased to the Southwick Zoo. She worked an educational "Elephant Facts" presentation and offered elephant rides.

Dondi was one of the last elephants trained by Mac MacDonald and at one time did a one leg stand on a ball.

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