African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Tsavo National Park in Kenya

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Selengai  dead elephant


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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: 2012-10-02
Death reason: poached:
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Present / last location:Tsavo National Park, in Kenya

Date of arrival

Tsavo National Park
from DSWT Ithumba

2004-06-18DSWT Ithumba
from DSWT Nairobi nursery

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History of updates2021-02-22

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Selengai is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2012-10-02 at Tsavo National Park, in Kenya, .


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

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

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