† Luggard is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), in Kenya, of trauma in 2021-05-12. Official death reason described as injured leg from being shot. (see detailed list).
Luggard was born wild at Tsavo National Park.
He was just shy of five months old when rescued; a bullet having shattered the femur of his back right leg, while another had gone through his back left foot. The horrendous leg injury left him with a profound limp.
The trauma from being shot had a lasting impact on his body and he suffered from occasional flareups to his injured leg. In the weeks leading up to his death, his physical condition deteriorated too.
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