Shoshangane (wild) at Balule Nature Reserve

Male ♂ African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) Shoshangane (wild) at Balule Nature Reserve

† Shoshangane (wild)
Alternative name:Shoshangaan
ID Number:
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ less than 45 years old (maximum age) less than 45 years old (maximum age)
Dentition:tusker
Dead date: 2016-02-00,
Death reason: disease: heart attack due to a secondary infection
Location:Balule Nature Reserve
ArrivedBalule Nature Reserve
from Kruger National Park
Born:>1971 wild in
Kruger National Park South Africa
Document updated2018-07-01:
40 – 45 years old and wandered over from the Kruger National Park onto the Ezulwini traverse. When he was first identified in 2005 the Elephant’s Alive foundation collared him to monitor his behaviour and movements throughout the reserve. In 2009 and 2014 he was recollared with a satellite collar.... Shoshangaan was involved in a fight with another bull and sustained what were believed to be superficial wounds. A couple of weeks later it was discovered he was in pain because he groaned when he moved. The Elephant’s Alive foundation consulted with expert veterinarians who agreed that nothing could be done. In the end, Shoshangaan died of a heart attack due to a secondary infection.

Sources, among others

  • https://www.sundestinations.co.za/blog/shoshangaan-the-tusker-dies-of-natural-causes/

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