Sian at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery

† Sian
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Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 5 years old
Dead date: 2010-06-27
Death reason: disease: collapsed
Location:David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
ArrivedDavid Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery 2006-01-00
from Amboseli National Park
Born:2005-04-00 wild in
Amboseli National Park
Parents: x Soila
Sians pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2011-11-10: dead
It was discovered that she had only one lung, the other never having developed, obviously a birth defect, and as she grew, and her body had more blood, the one lung simply could not provide sufficient oxygen to keep the body’s vital organs healthy, for there was also evidence of deterioration in the kidneys.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/updates/updates.asp?ID=280

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