Sasab at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery

† Sasab
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Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age: < 1 years old
Dead date: 2011-12-08
Death reason: disease: pneumonia, gastro enteritis
Location:David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
ArrivedDavid Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery 2011-11-08
Born:2011 wild
Document updated2011-12-15: dead
He began teething and had the usual loose stools, contracted pneumonia, (for which we administered a strong injectible antibiotic in an attempt to save him); but the loose stools masked the onset of gastro enteritis that destroyed the lining of his gut. When he began passing blood in his stools, we resorted to oral Sulphadimidine but it was too late.

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