Alyce at Amboseli National Park

† Alyce
ID Number:
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 29 years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1979-06-00,
Death reason: killed: with spears
Location:Amboseli National Park
ArrivedAmboseli National Park
Born:1950? wild in
Amboseli National Park
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1968? Amelia
  2. (M) 1973 Adam
Document updated2018-08-09: new record
"The adult female with straight tusks was named Alyce"

" In June 1979, which was still the wet season, the AAs were way
out of the Park on a seasonal migration. They apparently ran into Maasai, who unusually for that year, decided to spear some elephants. Alyce was killed and both her newborn calf and Amy's were either killed or died as a result of the turmoil. Amelia and her younger brother Adam were orphaned. It was sad for the family because it should not have been a time of losses for them."

Sources, among others

  • THE AA FAMILY HISTORY, Cynthia Moss, Amboseli National Park, September 2010

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