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


 ☨ ♂ Nkiito  
Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1, unknown age
Id number
00 in List of elephant orphans rescued by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi, Kenya
Origin
Born:* 2005 wild
Birth place: in Tsavo National Park
Capture: 2006 Ziwani area near Tsavo West National Park
Death
Dead date: 2006-01-00
Death reason: disease: Pneumonia
Locations
Present / last location:David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery, in Kenya

Date of Arrival

2006-01-00David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
from Tsavo National Park

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† Nkiito is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery, in Kenya, disease in 2006-01-00, Pneumonia(see detailed list).

Origin


Nkiito was born wild 2005 in 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.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Nkiito, an African savanna at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 December 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2827. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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