Tonie
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Amboseli National Park in Kenya

Biography
dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tonie  dead elephant

Identification

AERP family idTA family

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 42 years old (estimated age)
Origin
Born:* 1967? wild
Birth place: in Amboseli National Park
Death
Dead: 2009
Death reason: poached:
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1990-03 Tor Local id: 502
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Amboseli National Park, in Kenya

Date of arrival

Amboseli National Park
Record history
History of updates2022-03-13

Latest document update2023-05-28 13:45:10
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† Tonie is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2009 at Amboseli National Park, in Kenya, .

Offspring


  1. (M) 1990-03 Tor Local id: 502


Origin

Tonie was born wild 1967? at Amboseli National Park.


Comments / pictures

1997: Tonie took over the leadership of the TA family after Tuskless’s death and has held the family together very well. For a while Tulip, Teryl and Tecla stayed in a sad little Group of their own trailing behind the other TAs, but gradually they integrated back into the family. The birth of a new calf to Tonie in May 1998 seemed to help the family coalesce.

2009: Tonie was still leading the remainder of the family and I think all would have been fine for the TAs and all the Amboseli families, but then in 2009 everything changed dramatically when Amboseli was hit by the worst drought in living memory. Tonie was one of the older females who disappeared and we suspect she was Poaching because she had long, thick Tusks. I

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tonie, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=16920. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories2009 deaths | 1967 births | Breeding cows | Elephants from Amboseli National Park | Kenya | African savanna elephants


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