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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Erin (wild)  dead elephant


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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 34 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1969? wild
Birth place: in Amboseli National Park

Parents: x ♀ Echo (wild)
Dead: 2003-05-21
Death reason: euthanised: speared by Masai worriors in late April, collapsed in end of May, and was euthanised
Total: 7 babies

1. Born 1982-08-00 Edwina (wild)

2. Born 1985-03-00 Eleanor (wild)

3. Born 1988
(dead † 1991-10-00)
Edgar (wild)

4. Born 1991-06-00 Erwin (wild)

5. Born 1995 Echeri

6. Born 1998 Erica

7. Born 2001 E-mail
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Amboseli National Park, in Kenya

Date of arrival

Amboseli National Park
Record history
History of updates2022-03-13

Latest document update2020-11-05 19:40:37
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† Erin (wild) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2003-05-21 at Amboseli National Park, in Kenya, . Official death reason described as speared by Masai worriors in late April, collapsed in end of May, and was euthanised.


  1. (F) 1982-08-00 Edwina (wild)
  2. (F) 1985-03-00 Eleanor (wild)
  3. (M) 1988 -- † 1991-10-00 Edgar (wild)
  4. (M) 1991-06-00 Erwin (wild)
  5. (F) 1995 Echeri
  6. (F) 1998 Erica
  7. (M) 2001 E-mail


Erin (wild) was born wild 1969? at Amboseli National Park.


Parents of Erin (wild) are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Echo (wild) (mother).

Siblings through the mother Echo (wild):

  1. 1976(M) Eamon (wild)
  2. 1982-01-00(F) Enid (wild)
  3. 1985-04-00(F) Eliot (wild)
  4. 1990-03-01(M) Ely (wild)
  5. 1994(F) Ebony
  6. 2000(F) Emily Kate
  7. 2005(F) Esprit


Erin (wild)s ancestral Pedigree:

Erin (wild)

Sire (f):


Sire ff:

Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:

Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Echo (wild)

Born: 1945?

Sire mf:

Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:
noname (wild, mother of Echo, Emily and Ella)

Sire mmf:
Dame mmm:

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1969: "Echo was supposedly born in 1945 and has been the Matriarch of the EB family for at least 30 years. Her oldest positively known calf was Erin, a daughter born about 1969."

"Echo's daughter Erin had her first calf in 1982 at the age of 13. "

"Erin, Echo’s 1969 daughter, had her first calf, Edwina, in August 1982.
Two years and seven months later, the shortest calving interval recorded, Eleanor was born in March 1985. Edgar, a son, was born in 1988. In 1991 Erwin, another son was born. Erin’s third daughter Echeri was born in 1995. Erica came along in 1998, her fourth daughter. E-mail, a son born in 2001, would be Erin’s last calf. He was 20 months old when his mother was speared and died. He was young and still nursing, but has survived up until the present time. He has been cared for by Echeri, Ebony, and Eliot. Echeri and Erica have also been deeply affected. "

2003: "Erin was speared by Maasai moran (warriors) sometime in the last week of April 2003. [...] around April 25 [...] They immobilized Erin on May 16, cleaned out the wounds, which were full of pus, tried to make drainage holes and pumped her full of antibiotics. [...] May 20 she started to go downhill rapidly [...] Once she was completely tranquillized a ranger shot her [...] Erin died at 8:30 on the night of 21 May 2003."

Erin (wild) in Amboseli National Park

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Erin (wild), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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