Jessica (wild) an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Amboseli National Park

☨ Jessica (wild)
ID Number:   AERP id: JA - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 1988 years old (approximate age)
Dead date: 1988-01-00
Death reason: killed: speared
Location:Amboseli National Park
ArrivalAmboseli National Park
Born:* ~1950 wild
in Amboseli National Park
Document updated2020-09-11
Mother to Jasper (born 1971), James 79, Janet

1974: My colleague Harvey Croze and I first met Jezebel and her family on February 24, 1974. We photographed the adult females and some of the juveniles and when we developed and printed the pictures we gave the adult females
names: Jezebel, Jessica and Juliet.

When we first photographed the JAs we noted that Jezebel and Juliet, both
had calves less than a year old, and that Jessica had a calf which was about
two and half years old.

1979: Jessica followed in April with another male.

1988: In January 1988 Jessica was speared and killed, making orphans
of Janet, James and Jasper.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Jessica (wild), an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Cynthia Moss, JA Family on on Family histories, at, website for The Amboseli Elephant Research Project Trust
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