† stillborn is a dead unknown African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1990-11-08 at Amboseli National Park, in Kenya, .
stillborn was born wild (stillborn) 1990-11-08 at Amboseli National Park.
1990: on November 8, 1990, Alison's daughter, Astrid, gave birth, and cameraman, Martyn Colbeck, and I were able to watch and film the whole thing. Unfortunately, this calf was stillborn, but the behaviour around the birth and the subsequent discovery by the other elephants that the calf was dead was fascinating. (It made an important sequence in our film "Echo of the Elephants".) Astrid herself seemed completely shocked at the calf lying in its birth sack. She backed away from it. A few minutes later her mother Alison came and carefully felt and smelled it but she seemed to know right away that it was dead. Eventually she went off
with the others, but Astrid stayed by herself with the dead calf all night and into the next day.
(The name stillborn is already submitted into the link, just click on the link for relevant results)