Luggard an African savanna elephant at David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)


 ☨ ♂ Luggard  


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Identification

Local id Number 362
Sheldrick orphans362

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Tsavo National Park
Death
Dead date: 2021-05-12
Death location: David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)
Death reason: trauma: injured leg from being shot
Locations
Present / last location:David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), in Kenya

Date of Arrival
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2020-05-00David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)
from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery 2015-00-00
from Tsavo National Park

Document updated2018-05-21: new record
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† 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).

Origin


Luggard was born wild at Tsavo National Park.


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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.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Luggard, an African savanna elephant at David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 June 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=11369. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories2021 deaths | Elephants from David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) | Kenya | African savanna elephants



This document was updated: 2021-06-04 15:42:30


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