African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Samson (Sammy) at Randall Moore

 ☨ ♂ Samson (Sammy)  


SSP nr342


Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 18 years old
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1971
Dead: 1987
Death reason: disease: pneumonia, cardiac arrest
Present / last location:Randall Moore, in Botswana

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1987-00-00Randall Moore
from African Lion Safari
African Lion Safari 1972-06-00
from Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Safari Park
from Chipperfield organisation station

Document updated2009-04-26: New elephant
2009-11-24: Current location, Management
2009-11-25: corr current location, death reason, date
2010-03-27: species changed to LC
2010-06-18: prev location in Uganda
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† Samson (Sammy) is a dead Male ♂ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died at Randall Moore, in Botswana, from disease 1987. Official death reason described as pneumonia, cardiac arrest. (see detailed list).


Samson (Sammy) was born wild 1969, captured 1971 . and imported 1971?

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Originated from Uganda Ruwenzori range

Kathy and Samson were brought together to Canada from the Woburn Wild Animal Kingdom. They resided at the African Lion Safari for sixteen years before being sold to Randall Moore of Elephant Back Safari, where they returned to Africa to Botswana.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Samson (Sammy), African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Randall Moore in Botswana. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA


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