Selengai an African savanna elephant at Tsavo National Park

 ☨ ♀ Selengai  


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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 9 years old
Born:* 2003-03-00 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 2003 Sosian Ranch Laikipia
Dead date: 2012-10-02
Death reason: poached:
Present / last location:Tsavo National Park, in Kenya

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Tsavo National Park
from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Ithumba
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Ithumba 2004-06-18
from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery

Document updated2012-10-21: dead, poached
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† Selengai is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Tsavo National Park, in Kenya, of poached in 2012-10-02. (see detailed list).


Selengai was born wild 2003-03-00, captured 2003 , captured at Sosian Ranch Laikipia .

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Selengai's body was discovered on the 4th October 2012, already in a state of decay, rotting from within from the effects of the poison, which is sometimes dipped into sulphuric acid to render it more lethal. She probably died on the 2nd

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Selengai, an African savanna elephant at Tsavo National Park in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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