Astrid is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Amboseli National Park, in Kenya.
Astrid arrived to the Amboseli National Park unknown date, Astrid lives together with 164 other elephants at the Amboseli National Park: detailed list with arrival dates etc.
Astrid was born wild at Amboseli National Park.
Dame m:AlisonBorn: 1962?
1990-11-08: 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.
1993: in 1993 there were two births: Alison's daughter Astrid, whom we filmed giving birth to the stillborn calf in 1990, produced a healthy female calf.
2012: Alison’s oldest daughter Astrid is a particularly quiet elephant, perhaps because she has had a tough time raising calves. Although she’s a mother to two daughters, and a grandmother too, she has lost five calves, and suffered a number of miscarriages, the latest of which was in 2012.
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