Sian an African savanna elephant at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery


 ☨ ♀ Sian  

Identification

AERP idSA
Sheldrick orphans00

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 5 years old
Characteristics:she had only one lung?
Origin
Born:* 2005-04-00 wild
Birth place: in Amboseli National Park

Parents: x ♀ Soila
Death
Dead date: 2010-06-27
Death reason: disease: collapsed, she had only one lung?
Locations
Present / last location:David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery, in Kenya

Date of Arrival
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2006-01-00David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
from Amboseli National Park

Document updated2011-11-10: dead
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† Sian is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery, in Kenya, of disease in 2010-06-27. Official death reason described as collapsed, she had only one lung?. (see detailed list).

Origin


Sian was born wild 2005-04-00 at Amboseli National Park.

Parentage


Parents of Sian are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Soila (mother).


Pedigree


Sians pedigree:
P I II III

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It was discovered that she had only one lung, the other never having developed, obviously a birth defect, and as she grew, and her body had more blood, the one lung simply could not provide sufficient oxygen to keep the body’s vital organs healthy, for there was also evidence of deterioration in the kidneys.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Sian, an African savanna elephant at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 June 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2825. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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