Turkwel
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
DSWT Ithumba in Kenya

♀ Turkwel


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Identification

Sheldrick orphans221

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 13 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2009 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:DSWT Ithumba, in Kenya

Date of arrival

DSWT Ithumba
from DSWT Nairobi nursery

2009-08-04DSWT Nairobi nursery
from South Turkana National Reserve

Record history
History of updates2009-10-14: new record
2018-10-24: attacked by lion

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


Turkwel is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the DSWT Ithumba, in Kenya.

Turkwel arrived to the DSWT Ithumba unknown date, relocated from the DSWT Nairobi nursery, in Kenya.

Turkwel lives together with 43 other elephants at the DSWT Ithumba:
  1. 1. ♂ Jotto born 2016-01-18
  2. 2. ♂ Ambo born 2016
  3. 3. ♂ Barsilinga
  4. 4. ♂ Bomani
  5. 5. ♂ Dololo born 2017
  6. 6. ♂ Enkikwe born 2013
  7. 7. ♀ Esampu born 2016
  8. 8. ♂ Galla born 2012
  9. 9. ♀ Garzi
  10. 10. ♂ Kanjoro born 2010
  11. 11. ♂ Karisa
  12. 12. ♂ Karisa born 2012
  13. 13. ♀ Kauro born 2014
  14. 14. ♂ Kelelari born 2012
  15. 15. ♂ Kithaka born 2011-11-00
  16. 16. ♀ Kuishi
  17. 17. ♂ Lemoyian born 2012-07-00
  18. 18. ♀ Malima
  19. 19. ♀ Malkia
  20. 20. ♂ Mapia born 2016-11-00
  21. 21. ♀ Maramoia born 2013
  22. 22. ♀ Maramoja
  23. 23. ♀ Mteto born 2015?
  24. 24. ♂ Mundusi born 2015?
  25. 25. ♂ Musiara
  26. 26. ♂ Namalok born 2011
  27. 27. ♀ Naseku born 2012
  28. 28. ♀ Ndiwa
  29. 29. ♂ Olsekki born 2013
  30. 30. ♀ Oltaiyoni
  31. 31. ♂ Orwa
  32. 32. ♂ Pare
  33. 33. ♂ Rapa born 2015
  34. 34. ♀ Roi born 2013
  35. 35. ♀ Sana Sana
  36. 36. ♂ Sapalan born 2011
  37. 37. ♂ Sattao
  38. 38. ♀ Siangiki born 2013
  39. 39. ♂ Sirimon
  40. 40. ♂ Tusuja born 2014
  41. 41. ♀ Ukame born 2012
  42. 42. ♂ Vuria
  43. 43. ♂ Wanjala

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Origin


Turkwel was born wild 2009.


Comments / pictures

2018-07-24: After en attack by lion, the infection had compromised blood supply to her tail and that had to be amputated

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Turkwel, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at DSWT Ithumba in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4961. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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