African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Amboseli National Park in Kenya

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Amy  dead elephant


AERP family idAA family


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 53 years old (estimated age)
Characteristics: splayed tusks
Born:* 1952? wild
Birth place: in Amboseli National Park
Dead: 2005
Death reason: age:
Total: 5 babies

1. Born 1967-01-00 Albert Local id: 251

2. Born 1972-04-00
(dead † 2009)

3. Born 1976-03-30
(dead † 1976-09-00)

4. Born 1981-06-00 Amber

5. Born 1985 Angelina
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Amboseli National Park, in Kenya

Date of arrival

Amboseli National Park
Record history
History of updates2022-03-13

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† Amy is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2005 at Amboseli National Park, in Kenya, .


  1. (M) 1967-01-00 Albert Local id: 251
  2. (F) 1972-04-00 -- † 2009 Audrey
  3. (unknown) 1976-03-30 -- † 1976-09-00 Unknown
  4. (F) 1981-06-00 Amber
  5. (F) 1985 Angelina


Amy was born wild 1952? at Amboseli National Park.

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1972: the young Adult female with
splayed Tusks was called Amy.

1976: There was a brief flush of green in April and May and then a serious drought set in. It was during the short period of rain. that Amy gave birth to a male calf. I found her with the new calf on March 30, 1976. Both Amy and Alison's calves died in September 1976. Amy’s four-year-old calf, Audrey, left the family completely for several weeks at the height of the drought. It seemed that she didn’t have the energy to follow the family out to the woodlands in the evenings. Both Amy and Alison's calves died in September 1976.

1977-1979: Amy conceived in August 1977 and had a daughter in June 1979. Alyce was killed and both her newborn calf and Amy's were either killed or died as a result of the turmoil.

1984: Three females in the AA family managed to carry calves right through the 1984 drought. Amy gave birth to another daughter in January 1985 which meant she had conceived in March 1983. Amy’s son Albert left to strike out on his own as all young males eventually do. The average age for a male to leave his family is 14. Albert was a definitely a mama’s boy. He didn’t leave until he was nearly 18 years old. He stuck close to Amy for an extra four years.

1990: There were no births or deaths in 1989, and in 1990 three calves were born. Amy gave birth to a son in March.

2005: Then in December 2005 another tragedy struck. The very beautiful Amy died apparently of natural causes. We do not know what the illness was, but although she did not look unhealthy and had several pregnancies, her last three calves died. before reaching two years old. For an old, experienced female like Amy this was unusual, so we suspect something was not right for a long time.
With Amy gone the AAs went through another period of confused leadership but eventually the next oldest female, Alison, took over as Matriarch.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Amy, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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