Loisaba an African savanna elephant at Tsavo National Park

 ☨ ♀ Loisaba  
Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 13 years old
Id number
5 in List of elephant orphans rescued by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi, Kenya
Born:* 1998-01-00 wild
Birth place:
Capture: Loisaba/Laikipia district
Dead date: 2011-06-28
Death reason: disease: pneumonia indicating Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) or Cancer
Present / last location:Tsavo National Park, in Kenya

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Tsavo National Park
from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Voi

Document updated2018-10-24: death report
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† Loisaba is a dead sick Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Tsavo National Park, in Kenya, of disease in 2011-06-28. Official death reason described as pneumonia indicating Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) or Cancer. (see detailed list).


Loisaba was born wild 1998-01-00, captured at Loisaba/Laikipia district .

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The Postmortem revealed that 80% of both lungs had been rendered dysfunctional by nodular whitish material indicating either Tuberculosis or Cancer

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Loisaba, an African savanna at Tsavo National Park in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2522. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2011 deaths | 1998 births | Elephants from Tsavo National Park | Kenya | African savanna elephants

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