African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
DSWT Nairobi nursery in Kenya

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Nkiito  dead elephant


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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown age
Born:* 2005 wild
Birth place: in Tsavo National Park
Capture: 2006 Ziwani area near Tsavo West National Park
Dead: 2006-01-00
Death reason: disease: Pneumonia
Locations - owners
Present / last location:DSWT Nairobi nursery, in Kenya

Date of arrival

2006-01-00DSWT Nairobi nursery
from Tsavo National Park

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History of updates2022-04-17

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Nkiito is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2006-01-00 at DSWT Nairobi nursery, in Kenya, . Official death reason described as Pneumonia.


Nkiito was born wild 2005 at Tsavo National Park, captured 2006 , captured at Ziwani area near Tsavo West National Park .

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The first to arrive in the Nairobi Nursery was the 7 – 8 month male calf from Ziwani, already named by the Rescuers as “Nkiito”, the Masai word for the quartz pebbles and stones which are profuse in this mineral rich area, and so abundant that they line every road. Little Nkiito was far too weak to put up much of a struggle, resigned to his fate, and quiet on arrival (too much so for comfort). Obviously grieving deeply for his lost elephant family, and severely dehydrated, he seemed relieved and happy to find himself in more comfortable surroundings where he was offered milk and rehydration fluid. Very rapidly he went downhill and sadly died two days later.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Nkiito, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at DSWT Nairobi nursery in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2827. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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