African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
EOP Lilayi Elephant Nursery in Zambia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Matizye  dead elephant



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* 2017-11-00 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2018-03-18
Death reason: :
Locations - owners
Present / last location:EOP Lilayi Elephant Nursery, in Zambia

Date of arrival

2017-12-07EOP Lilayi Elephant Nursery
Record history
History of updates2020-09-29

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Matizye is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2018-03-18 at EOP Lilayi Elephant Nursery, in Zambia, .


Matizye was born wild 2017-11-00.

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2017: named Matizye (pronounced Mat-ee-zjay), after the river by which she was found.

2018-03-18: In the early hours of Sunday morning, the keepers noticed a sudden change in Matizye’s behaviour and contacted the management team who were onsite and able to attend to Matizye immediately. However, just ten minutes later, Matizye sadly passed away with no other symptoms apparent.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Matizye, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at EOP Lilayi Elephant Nursery in Zambia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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