M31 (AA-family) an African savanna elephant at Amboseli National Park


 ☨ ♂ M31 (AA-family)  
Alternative name:Slit Trunk

Identification


Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 17 years old (estimated age)
Characteristics:Slit Trunk
Origin
Born:* 1959? wild
Birth place: in Amboseli National Park
Death
Dead date: 1976
Death reason: unknown: killed?
Locations
Present / last location:Amboseli National Park, in Kenya

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

Amboseli National Park

Document updated2018-08-09: new record
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† M31 (AA-family) is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Amboseli National Park, in Kenya, of from unknown reasons in 1976. Official death reason described as killed?. (see detailed list).

Origin


M31 (AA-family) was born wild 1959? at Amboseli National Park.


Comments / pictures

" The young male was given the code number M31, but was usually
referred to as Slit Trunk. He had an open eight-inch slit in his trunk that went right through to the inner nasal passage. However, it had healed well and did not seem to cause him any problem."

"Sometime in the first half of 1976, Slit Trunk became independent, striking
out on his own as young bulls do. Unfortunately, he was one of the ones
who failed to make it through the drought. There were a lot of Maasai
spearings that year because the Maasai, their cattle, and the wildlife
were packed into a small area and competing for the same resources. I
suspect Slit Trunk was killed because he lacked experience of how to keep
out of the Maasai's way. "



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). M31 (AA-family), an African savanna elephant at Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=11706. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • THE AA FAMILY HISTORY, Cynthia Moss, Amboseli National Park, September 2010



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