African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Akagera National Park in Rwanda

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Mutware  dead elephant



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 48 years old
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place: in Bugesera District
Dead: 2018-09-26
Death reason: age: natural causes
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Akagera National Park, in Rwanda

Date of arrival

1975-00-00Akagera National Park
from Bugesera District

Record history
History of updates2018-09-28: new record, death report
2020-11-11: Removed deeplink to picture with HTTP code warning

Latest document update2020-11-11 09:04:01
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† Mutware is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2018-09-26 at Akagera National Park, in Rwanda, . Official death reason described as natural causes.


Mutware was born wild 1970 at Bugesera District.

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In the year 1975, over 26 elephants were moved into Akagera National Park from Bugesera Kigali, these 7-year-old elephants also included 14 males and 12 females. And of these 3 were habituated and included Mutware the chief, Mwiza as well as Helico. Though the rest remained wild. With time, Mwiza and Helico followed the wild elephants thus leaving Mutware to remain lonely.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Mutware, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Akagera National Park in Rwanda. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 January 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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