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Tsavo National Park in Kenya
17 Deaths (and 1 Assumed deaths)
Tsavo National Park
Tsavo National Park,
, was founded in 1948.
At the Tsavo National Park lives 131 elephants with records in this database: (
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Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya at 11,747 square kilometers.
Opened in April of 1948, it is located near the village of Voi in the Taita District of Coast Province.
The park is divided into east and west sections by the A109 road and a railway.
Named for the Tsavo River, which flows west to east through the national park, it borders the
Chyulu Hills National Park
, and the Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania.
The drought 1970-1971
Tsavo became very dry in the late seventies, and more than 9 000 of the parks elephants died out of starvation, during two years, a number higher than the total number 0f aproximately 7 000 elephants, of all
of elephants, imported from range countries to the western world, since the first imports during the Middle Ages.
Starving elephants, and a dead elephant that died of starvation in 1972.
Daphne Sheldricks orphaned elephants seems to have spread
to wild elephants in Tsavo:
died, one of Sheldricks orphans. The Postmortem revealed that 80% of both
had been rendered dysfunctional by nodular whitish material indicating either
2013: First reported case of fatal
, ,airborne Zoonotic disease (Infectious to humans)'>Tuberculosis in a wild African elephant with past human–wildlife contact: The infection with
was confirmed by post-mortem and histological examinations of a female sub-adult elephant aged >12 years that died in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya, while under treatment. This case is unique in that during its lifetime the elephant had contact with both humans and wild elephants. (Source: First reported case of fatal
, ,airborne Zoonotic disease (Infectious to humans)'>Tuberculosis in a wild African elephant with past human–wildlife contact, Tsavo, 2013)
References for records about Tsavo National Park
Koehl, Dan (2021). Tsavo National Park, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at
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