Mavuso (wild)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Mavuso (wild)  dead elephant
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Alternative name: Mafuso



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Characteristics: hole in his right ear.
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Dead: 2020-08-28
Death reason: killed:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pilanesberg National Park, in South Africa

Date of arrival

1998-00-00Pilanesberg National Park
from Kruger National Park

Record history
History of updates2020-10-18

Latest document update2021-09-03 00:53:12
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† Mavuso (wild) is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2020-08-28 at Pilanesberg National Park, in South Africa, .


Mavuso (wild) was born wild at Kruger National Park.

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Mavusu was named in honour of Mr Mavuso Msimang, the CEO of the South African National Parks Board at the time for, and present by Mavuso's capture.

On 28 August 2020 Mavuso succumbed to injuries from a fight with another elephant bull.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Mavuso (wild), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 October 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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