† Slit Trunk is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1976 at Amboseli National Park, in Kenya, . Official death reason described as killed?.
Slit Trunk was born wild 1959? at Amboseli National Park.
" The young male was given the code number M31, but was usually
referred to as Slit Trunk
He had an open eight-inch slit in his Trunk
that went right through to the inner nasal passage. However, it had healed well and did not seem to cause him any problem."
"Sometime in the first half of 1976, Slit Trunk
became independent, striking
out on his own as young bulls do. Unfortunately, he was one of the ones
who failed to make it through the drought. There were a lot of Maasai
spearings that year because the Maasai, their cattle, and the wildlife
were packed into a small area and competing for the same resources. I
suspect Slit Trunk
was killed because he lacked experience of how to keep
out of the Maasai's way. "
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