Tonda (orangutan)

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Tonda with T.K.

Tonda, (1958 – 23 March 2009), was the oldest orangutan in the United States. Tonda died on March 23, 2009, at ZooWorld in Panama City Beach, Florida, aged 50.[1]

Biography[edit]

Tonda, short for Tondaleyo, died in her sleep at the age of 50. Tonda had represented the oldest registered orangutan in captivity in the United States.

Cultural references[edit]

Tonda, along with a male kitten named T.K., had earned a modicum of fame after being named the second-best animal odd couple by Animal Planet. The pair were also the subject of a book, Tonda and TK: Friends.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tonda the orangutan dies at Florida Panhandle zoo". Orlando Sentinel. March 22, 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Book tells story of TK the Cat and friend, Tonda the Orangutan". Arkansas Online. April 12, 2010.