Eleanor at Tsavo National Park

Female ♀ African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) Eleanor at Tsavo National Park

† Eleanor
ID Number:
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown years old
Status:Lost to follow-up
Management:Assumed dead
Location:Tsavo National Park
ArrivedTsavo National Park 1996-06-00
from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Voi
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Voi 1977-00-00
from Sheldricks elephant orphanage
Sheldricks elephant orphanage 1965-00-00
from Nairobi National Park Orphanage
Nairobi National Park Orphanage 1960-00-00
from Bill Woodley
Bill Woodley
from Samburu National Reserve
Born:1958 wild in
Samburu National Reserve
Offspring and year of birth:(Claimed offspring: 3)
  1. (unknown) 1997? noname (wild)
  2. (unknown) 2001 unknown (wild)
  3. (unknown) 2006 unknown (wild)
Document updated2018-10-20: link to newsletter about her 3 offspring
Eleonor was orphaned when she was 2 years old and named for Lady Eleanor Renison, the wife of the then Governor of Kenya, who was in the party that found and saved her.

Eleanor arrived at the Elephant Stockades in Tsavo late one afternoon in 1965.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/html/elephant_archival.asp
  • https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/PDF/Newsletter2006.pdf

  • Eleanor on Elephant Orphan Profiles, at sheldrickwildlifetrust.org, website for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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