Emily (wild) an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Amboseli National Park

☨ Emily (wild)
ID nr:   AERP id: EB - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 1989 years old (approximate age)
Characteristics:bony shoulders, and carrying her head low
Dead date: 1989-09-08?
Death reason: food related: ate litter at rubbish pit of a nearby Safari Lodge
Location:Amboseli National Park
ArrivalAmboseli National Park
Born:* ~1950 wild
in Amboseli National Park
Parents: x noname (wild, mother of Echo, Emily and Ella)
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1968? -- † 2017-10-00 Little Male (wild)
  2. (F) 1972 Eudora (wild)
  3. (unknown) 1976 -- † 1976-09-00 noname (wild, dead)
  4. (M) 1980 Emo (wild)
  5. (F) 1983-10-00 -- † 1984 noname (wild, dead)
  6. (M) 1989-03-00 Edo (wild), Local nr: 29
Siblings through the mother noname (wild, mother of Echo, Emily and Ella):
  1. 1945? -- † 2009-05-00 (F) Echo (wild)
  2. ~1965(F) Ella (wild)
Emily (wild)s pedigree:
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Document updated2018-08-09: new record
1977-01: "In January 1977 I saw Emily in oestrus. She was being chased and guarded by the large, adult male M41, also known as Aristotle. "

"Emily was born about 1950 and she was probably Echo’s younger sister. She was the second oldest female in the family when it was first recorded. At that time her oldest calf was a son called “Little Male”, supposedly born in 1968. Her next calf, a daughter named Eudora, was born in 1972. She had a calf in 1976 that died shortly after birth and its sex was not recorded. Emo, another son, was born in 1980. He continued to nurse after his younger sister was born in 1983, which may have been a cause of her death during a drought in 1984. Her final calf, a male who was called Edo, was born in 1989 and was six months old when Emily died from eating human garbage"

1989: Emily was first recorded
missing on September 8, 1989. She had been seen alive the day before.

Emily's carcass was found less
than 100 yards from the garbage and a large number of unpleasant things were found in her stomach such as bottle tops, glass, plastic, and used batteries.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Emily (wild), an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2514. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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