Erin at Amboseli National Park

Female ♀ African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) Erin at Amboseli National Park

† Erin
ID Number:
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 34 years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 2003-05-21,
Death reason: euthanised: speared by Masai worriors in late April, collapsed in end of May, and was euthanised
Location:Amboseli National Park
ArrivedAmboseli National Park
Born:1969? wild in
Amboseli National Park
Parents: x Echo
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1982-08-00 Edwina
  2. (F) 1985-03-00 Eleanor
  3. (M) 1988 Edgar
  4. (M) 1991 Erwin
  5. (F) 1995 Echeri
  6. (F) 1998 Erica
  7. (M) 2001 E-mail
Siblings through the mother Echo:
  1. 1976(M) Eamon
  2. 1982-01-00(F) Enid
  3. 1985-04-00(F) Eliot
  4. 1990-03-01(M) Ely
  5. 1994(F) Ebony
  6. 2000(F) Emily Kate
  7. 2005(F) Esprit
Erins pedigree:





noname (wild, mother of Echo, Emily and Ella)
Document updated2018-08-09: death date, text
1969: "Echo was supposedly born in 1945 and has been the matriarch of the EB family for at least 30 years. Her oldest positively known calf was Erin, a daughter born about 1969."

"Echo's daughter Erin had her first calf in 1982 at the age of 13. "

"Erin, Echo’s 1969 daughter, had her first calf, Edwina, in August 1982.
Two years and seven months later, the shortest calving interval recorded, Eleanor was born in March 1985. Edgar, a son, was born in 1988. In 1991 Erwin, another son was born. Erin’s third daughter Echeri was born in 1995. Erica came along in 1998, her fourth daughter. E-mail, a son born in 2001, would be Erin’s last calf. He was 20 months old when his mother was speared and died. He was young and still nursing, but has survived up until the present time. He has been cared for by Echeri, Ebony, and Eliot. Echeri and Erica have also been deeply affected. "

2003: "Erin was speared by Maasai moran (warriors) sometime in the last week of April 2003. [...] around April 25 [...] They immobilized Erin on May 16, cleaned out the wounds, which were full of pus, tried to make drainage holes and pumped her full of antibiotics. [...] May 20 she started to go downhill rapidly [...] Once she was completely tranquillized a ranger shot her [...] Erin died at 8:30 on the night of 21 May 2003."

Sources, among others

  • Amboseli Elephant Research Project

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