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

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 ☨ ♀ Donna (Dunja)  


SSP nrT2150


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Born:* 1956 wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1968-00-00Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida
from Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari Park 1967-00-00
from Circus Brumbach

Document updated2011-04-16: New elephant RE
2012-09-18: Dunja from Longleat?
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† Donna (Dunja) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida, in United States, . (see detailed list).


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

Donna (Dunja) was born wild 1956.

Comments / pictures

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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Donna (Dunja), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Roger Cawley, 2011.


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