African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Balule Nature Reserve in South Africa

dead elephant ☨ ♀ George  dead elephant
The male collared elephant ‘George’ who was illegally hunted.
The male collared elephant ‘George’ who was illegally hunted.
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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place: in unknown
Dead: 2018-08-13
Death reason: poached: shot and killed during illegal hunt.
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Balule Nature Reserve, in South Africa

Date of arrival

Balule Nature Reserve
Record history
History of updates2018-12-05: new record, death report

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† George is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2018-08-13 at Balule Nature Reserve, in South Africa, . Official death reason described as shot and killed during illegal hunt..


George was born wild at unknown.

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2016-08-15: The elephant was collared and part of an ongoing Research project by Elephants Alive. The elephant, sponsored by Youth 4 African Wildlife, was named ‘George’ by the Research team, and was collared on 15 August 2016.

George in Balule Nature Reserve

The heat map showing George’s movements.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). George, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Balule Nature Reserve in South Africa. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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  • On 13 August this year a scheduled elephant hunt was conducted illegally in Balule Nature Reserve, a private reserve within the unfenced Great Kruger area, but outside of the Kruger National Park boundaries. A collared male elephant of 20-30 years old, with tusks of approximately 30 pounds on each side, was shot and killed during the illegal hunt.

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