Makadebona (wild) at Tembe Elephant Park

Male ♂ African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) Makadebona (wild) at Tembe Elephant Park

† Makadebona (wild)
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Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 2013-01-00,
Death reason: killed: tusked by another bull
Location:Tembe Elephant Park
ArrivedTembe Elephant Park
Born: wild in
Tembe Elephant Park
Document updated2018-05-20:
With tusks almost 3m long, Makadebona was the second-largest tusker in Southern Africa. Aged around 45, the large bull had head wounds suggesting he was killed in a fight with a rival bull nearly a month ago.

Sources, among others

  • https://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/fears-for-the-future-of-big-tuskers-in-sa-1452139

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