Deborah (wild) at Amboseli National Park

† Deborah (wild)
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Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀more than 41 years old (minimum age)
Dead date: 2014-09-07,
Death reason: :
Location:Amboseli National Park
ArrivedAmboseli National Park
Born:<1973 wild in
Amboseli National Park
Document updated2018-07-01: new record, dead
74, 65 or 40 years old??

Her real age is unknown, except for that she must have been born before 1973, and is referred to as "original matriarchs from the 1970s" AND NOT "original matriarchs from the 1960s" OR "original matriarchs from the 1950s"


Contradictory records: Claimed by ATE


2014-09-08: Deborah was well into her 60s (we’ll know her age more exactly when we’ve seen her teeth). I first met her in 1973 and have followed her life for more than 40 years


2018-05-18: It's always a bit sad finding pictures of elephants who have died, but this is one of our favorite images of one of our grand old ladies. Taken three months before she died of old age at 74, we love this picture of Deborah



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