Matizye at EOP Lilayi Elephant Nursery

Matizye
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Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 1 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:EOP Lilayi Elephant Nursery
ArrivedEOP Lilayi Elephant Nursery 2017-12-07
Born:2017-11-00 wild
Document updated2018-03-26: death report
2017: named Matizye (pronounced Mat-ee-zjay), after the river by which she was found.

2018-03-18: In the early hours of Sunday morning, the keepers noticed a sudden change in Matizye’s behaviour and contacted the management team who were onsite and able to attend to Matizye immediately. However, just ten minutes later, Matizye sadly passed away with no other symptoms apparent.

Sources, among others

  • https://www.lusakatimes.com/2017/12/18/flying-baby-elephant-days-work-proflight-zambia/
  • https://davidshepherd.org/news/new-two-month-old-orphaned-elephant-rescued-south-luangwa
  • https://davidshepherd.org/news/tragic-end-sizeable-story-tiny-elephant

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