Friday, September 25, 2020




Chic Silber said...

Dondi died at Southwick Zoo

July 28th of 2010 at age 36

Roger Smith said...

Such a relatively young age for an elephant. Someone can verify this, that it was reported at the time Dondi had passed from tuberculosis--?

Chic Silber said...

Indeed it was a unique form of

tuberculosis which I'm sorry

to say is an all too common

disease of captive elephants

which is contageous & is also

very hard to treat

Unknown said...

Yes, unfortunately it was. Chic is right. It's very hard to detect and no symptoms can also make it progress before you even know something is wrong.