Alamaya an African savanna elephant at David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)


♂ Alamaya


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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Id number
333 in List of elephant orphans rescued by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi, Kenya
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Masai Mara
Capture: Purungat area, near the Mara Bridge in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
Locations
Present / last location:David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), in Kenya

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2016-05-29David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)
from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery 2015-03-18
from Masai Mara

Document updated2018-10-25: new record,
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Alamaya is a Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), in Kenya.

Alamaya arrived in David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) 2016-05-29, relocated from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery, in Kenya.

In David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), Alamaya lives together with 13 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Enkesha
  2. ,
  3. Faraja born 2012-01-28
  4. ,
  5. Jasiri (albino) born 2011-12-10
  6. ,
  7. Lima Lima born 2012
  8. ,
  9. Luggard
  10. ,
  11. Murera born 2009-08-00
  12. ,
  13. Mwashoti born 2012
  14. ,
  15. Ngasha born 2012
  16. ,
  17. Quanza born 2009
  18. ,
  19. Shukuru born 2009-09-00
  20. ,
  21. Sonje born 2011-04-20
  22. ,
  23. Ziwa
  24. ,
  25. Zongoloni born 2012?
  26. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Alamaya was born wild at Masai Mara, captured at Purungat area, near the Mara Bridge in the Maasai Mara National Reserve.


Comments / pictures

ALAMAYA was rescued from the Masai Mara late on the evening of 17th March 2015, found alone, ALAMAYA arrived to our Nursery in darkness, with terrible wounds to the genital area caused by a Hyena, which had also bitten off ALAMAYA’s tail!

Initially we always thought Alamaya was a female, and our first reports indicated as much, but an operation on the 3rd of July, three months after his rescue, was performed to help cut away scar tissue which was inhabiting Alamaya urinating properly. Early on in the operation it was discovered that Alamaya was a he, so severe were his injuries that nothing remained that could obviously indicate that. So on the 3rd of July our little she turned into a he.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Alamaya, an African savanna at David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=11938. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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CategoriesElephants from David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) | Kenya | African savanna elephants



This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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