African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Marsabit National Reserve in Kenya

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Ahmed  dead elephant

Taxidermy locationNairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 55 years old
Born:* 1919 wild
Birth place: in Marsabit National Reserve
Dead: 1974
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Marsabit National Reserve, in Kenya

Date of arrival

1919-00-00Marsabit National Reserve
Record history
History of updates2007-04-19

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Ahmed is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1974 at Marsabit National Reserve, in Kenya, .

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Nairobi National Museum, in Nairobi, Kenya, since 1974-00-00.


Ahmed was born wild 1919 at Marsabit National Reserve.

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Known as the King of Marsabit, Achmed posessed enormous tusks, and in 1970, in order to protect him from poachers, former president of Kenia, Jomo Kenyatta, placed the elephant under his protection by presidential decree.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Ahmed, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Marsabit National Reserve in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2664. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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