Tim (wild)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Amboseli National Park in Kenya

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Tim (wild)  dead elephant

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Alternative name: Big Tim
Taxidermy locationNairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya


AERP family idTD family
Local id Number 234


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 51 years old
Characteristics: complete body
Body height: 3.35 meter, 11.0 feet
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place: in Amboseli National Park

Parents: x ♀ Trista (wild)
Dead: 2020-03-04
Death location: at the foot of the snowcapped peak of Kilimanjaro in Mada area of Amboseli
Death reason: age: twisted gut
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Present / last location:Amboseli National Park, in Kenya

Date of arrival

1969-00-00Amboseli National Park
Record history
History of updates2013-05-19: new record
2018-12-04: stucked in mud
2020-03-02: Dead, relocation to Nairobi National Museum

Latest document update2021-08-30 15:25:31
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† Tim (wild) is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2020-03-04 at Amboseli National Park, in Kenya, . Official death reason described as twisted gut.

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Nairobi National Museum, in Nairobi, Kenya, since 2020-02-00.


Tim (wild) was born wild 1969 at Amboseli National Park.


Parents of Tim (wild) are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Trista (wild) (mother).

Siblings through the mother Trista (wild):

  1. 1963 - † 2003-12-00 (F) Tallulah (wild)


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TD family group

2018-12-03: stuck in the mud deep in the Kimana swamp. Helped out by rangers.

2020-03-02: One of Africa's last and largest "tuskers", Tim the elephant, died from natural causes after roaming Amboseli National Park for five decades and surviving multiple life-threatening attacks. Post-mortem results show that Tim died from a twisted gut and the only marks on his body were the imprints left by his companion who presumably tried to lift the great “tusker” back on his Feet.

Big Tim's body is being transported to the Kenyan capital Nairobi, where a taxidermist will preserve Tim for display at the national museum

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Tim (wild), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=13478. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2020 deaths | Nairobi National Museum Taxidermy | 1969 births | With Pedigree | Elephants from Amboseli National Park | Kenya | African savanna elephants

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