Tim at Amboseli National Park



Male ♂ African Bush elephant Tim at Amboseli National Park

† Tim
Alternative name:Big Tim
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Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 51 years old
Dead date: 2020-03-02?,
Death reason: age: twisted gut
Location:Amboseli National Park
ArrivalAmboseli National Park 1969-00-00
Born:1969 wild in
Amboseli National Park
Document updated2013-05-19: new record
2018-12-04: stucked in mud
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.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.andrewaveley.co.za/tim-an-amboseli-giant/
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-safina/an-elephant-named-tim-by-_b_3174913.html
  • https://www.lifegate.com/people/news/tim-the-elephant-dies

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