Abu at Elephant Back Safaris (Abu Camp)

† Abu
ID Number:   SSP Number: 503 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 42 years old
Dead date: 2002
Death reason: : foot problems and heart attack
Location:Elephant Back Safaris (Abu Camp)
ArrivedElephant Back Safaris (Abu Camp) 1990-00-00
from Randall Moore
Randall Moore 1989-00-00
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Grand Prairie
Lion Country Safari, Inc - Grand Prairie 1962-00-00
from Kruger National Park
Born:1960 wild in
Kruger National Park
Capture: 1960,
Document updated2009-12-31: 
2012-05-24: Previous locations, SSP RE
Starred in the film Circles in a Forest.
Starred in Clint Eastwood's White Hunter, Black Heart, where he became known in Hollywood as "one-take Abu".
Became internationally recognised through a commercial for the computer company ISM.
2002: Suffered a severe leg injury in a confrontation with a wild bull, which forced him to put all weight on his other front leg, which led to a fatal heart attack.

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