Donna (Dunja) an Asian elephant at Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida

☨ Donna (Dunja)
ID nr: Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /customers/6/2/a/ on line 774   SSP Number: T2150 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida
ArrivalLion Country Safari, Inc - Florida 1968-00-00
from Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari Park 1967-00-00
from Circus Brumbach
Born:* 1956 wild
Document updated2011-04-16: New elephant RE
2012-09-18: Dunja from Longleat?

The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant as Lost-to-Follow up, or a "documented animal whose current location is unknown." will assume this elephant is dead until more information is provided or discovered.

Records about Donna (Dunja) from SSPNorth American Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Donna (Dunja):

T2150 F ~ 1956 WILD WILD ASIA ???? ______ Capture Donna
W PALM BE ~ 1968 ______ ltf Transfer

Source: SSP studbook for Asian elephants online

Is this the same elephant as Dunja from Longleat?

There is one other Asian elephant we had at Longleat for some months in 1966 / 67. This was 'Dunja' who came from a Czech circus and who we shipped off to the USA when we opened the West Palm Beach Safari Park, Florida in 1967 or 1968.
Roger Cawley

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Donna (Dunja), an Asian at Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Roger Cawley, 2011.

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