Dondi an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Phil Schacht

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Dondi at Phil Schacht

Dondi and Phil Schact. Southwick Zoo, 06/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley
☨ Dondi
ID nr:   SSP Number: 694 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 36 years old
Dead date: 2010-07-28
Death reason: disease: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Location:Phil Schacht
ArrivalPhil 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.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Dondi, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Phil Schacht in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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