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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jul 28, 2010
Location: Mendon, Massachusetts

Animal: Asian Elephant
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Southwick's Zoo

Category: Animal Death
Species: Elephant

Summary: A 36-year old Asian elephant named Dondi died at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon. She was used for performances and rides. It was later reported that the elephant died of tuberculosis, which is transmissable to humans. The zoo's previous elephant, Judy, also died of tuberculosis.

Source: Milford Daily News, Shoreline Times

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