African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Howletts Wild Animal Park in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Bwana  dead elephant


EEP nr6801


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 17 years old
Born:* 1968 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Dead: 1985-03-27
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1982-05-25
(dead † 1989-09-29)
Sabi EEP id: 8215

2. Born 1985-07-02
(dead † 2013-04-02)
Swana EEP id: 8502
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Howletts Wild Animal Park, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1971-00-00Howletts Wild Animal Park
Record history
History of updates2021-07-08

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Bwana is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1985-03-27 at Howletts Wild Animal Park, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as arthritis.


Total: 2 babies

  1. (F) 1982-05-25 -- † 1989-09-29 Sabi EEP id: 8215
  2. (F) 1985-07-02 -- † 2013-04-02 Swana EEP id: 8502


Bwana was born wild 1968 at Kruger National Park.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Bwana, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Howletts Wild Animal Park in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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