African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) in Kenya

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Shukuru  dead elephant
Alternative name: Nashukuru


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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 12 years old
Born:* 2009-09-00 wild
Birth place: in Tsavo National Park
Dead: 2021-11-29
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), in Kenya

Date of arrival

2018-06-16DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)
from DSWT Nairobi nursery

2017-12-00DSWT Nairobi nursery
from DSWT Ithumba

DSWT Ithumba
from DSWT Nairobi nursery

2009-09-03DSWT Nairobi nursery
from DSWT Voi

2009-09-00DSWT Voi
from Tsavo National Park

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History of updates2021-08-22

Latest document update2021-12-08 17:30:58
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† Shukuru is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2021-11-29 at DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), in Kenya, .


Shukuru was born wild 2009-09-00 at Tsavo National Park.

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Rescued and extracted from a manhole on the Mzima – Mombasa Pipeline into which she had inadvertently fallen.

2017: Angela and Robert were present for the move and made the decision to bring SHUKURU back to Nairobi to try to better get on top of her chronic health issues.

2018; Shukuru was moved to our Umani Springs Reintegration Unit on 16th June 2018 from our Nairobi Nursery, after having been brought back from our Ithumba Unit in order to convalesce and benefit from intensive medical attention

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Shukuru, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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