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

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Samson (Sammy)  dead elephant


SSP nr342


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

Date of arrival

1987-00-00Randall Moore
from African Lion Safari (Ontario)

1972-06-00African Lion Safari (Ontario)
from Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park
from Chipperfield organisation station

Record history
History of updates2020-11-09

Latest document update2021-09-18 09:09:47
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† Samson (Sammy) is a dead Male ♂ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died 1987 at Randall Moore, in Botswana, . Official death reason described as pneumonia, cardiac arrest.


Samson (Sammy) was born wild 1969, captured 1971 . and imported 1971? by Chipperfield organisation (Chilworth)

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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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Samson (Sammy), African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Randall Moore in Botswana. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1987 deaths | 1969 births | Born in Uganda | 1971 captures | 1971 imports | Elephants from Randall Moore | Botswana | African forest elephants

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