African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Masai Mara in Kenya

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Hugo  dead elephant
Hugo displayed as museum specimen.
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Taxidermy locationMasai Mara, Narok, Kenya



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Masai Mara
Dead: 2019-12-05
Death location: Masai Mara
Death reason: age:
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Present / last location:Masai Mara, in Kenya

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History of updates2020-09-12

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† Hugo is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2019-12-05 at Masai Mara, in Kenya, .

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Masai Mara, in Narok, Kenya, since 2019-12-05.


Hugo was born wild at Masai Mara.

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Hugo was a large bull elephant estimated to be over 50 years old and was the longest continually tracked bull elephant in the Mara ecosystem. He was originally collared in 2012 by MEP and was a resident of Mara North Conservancy (MNC).

He was very sociable, often found in the company of other MEP collared elephants Fred and Kegol. In July 2018, Hugo required treatment from Kenya Wildlife Service Vet Dr. Limo from the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Mara Mobile Vet Unit for an arrow shaft protruding from his stomach. Though Hugo seldomly crop raided, he came into conflict with the local community when he strayed too close to outlying homesteads. Hugo recovered fully from that operation.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Hugo, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Masai Mara in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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