Merru at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery

† Merru
ID Number:
384 in List of elephant orphans rescued by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi, Kenya - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1 years old
Dead date: 2018-11-07,
Death reason: disease: brain injury, internal trauma following attempts to kill him by locals
Location:David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
ArrivedDavid Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery 2018-09-02
from Imenti forest
Born:2017-12-00 wild in
Imenti forest
Capture: 2018, Found in a deep quarry in Imenti Forest; Meru Region
Document updated2018-10-24: new record
2018-11-13: death report
2018-11-08:On the evening of the 3rd November Merru came into his stable slower than usual and looked alarmingly dull. Despite our best efforts over the following days and nights, he continued to lose strength and heartbreakingly died on the morning of the 7th November.

Sources, among others


  • Merru on Elephant Orphan Profiles, at, website for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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