African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Shukuru at David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)


♀ Shukuru
Alternative name:Nashukuru

Identification

Sheldrick orphans226

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 12 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2009-09-00 wild
Birth place: in Tsavo National Park
Locations
Present / last location:David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), in Kenya

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2018-06-16David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)
from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery 2017-12-00
from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Ithumba
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Ithumba
from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery 2009-09-03
from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Voi
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Voi 2009-09-00
from Tsavo National Park

Document updated2009-10-14: new record
2018-05-21: transferred back to Nairobi
2018-08-08: transferred to Umani Springs
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Location


Shukuru is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), in Kenya.

Shukuru arrived David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) 2018-06-16, relocated from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery, in Kenya.

In David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), Shukuru lives together with 12 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Alamaya
  2. ,
  3. Enkesha
  4. ,
  5. Faraja born 2012-01-28
  6. ,
  7. Jasiri (albino) born 2011-12-10
  8. ,
  9. Lima Lima born 2012
  10. ,
  11. Murera born 2009-08-00
  12. ,
  13. Mwashoti born 2012
  14. ,
  15. Ngasha born 2012
  16. ,
  17. Quanza born 2009
  18. ,
  19. Sonje born 2011-04-20
  20. ,
  21. Ziwa
  22. ,
  23. Zongoloni born 2012?
  24. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Shukuru was born wild 2009-09-00 at Tsavo National Park.


Comments / pictures

Rescued and extracted from a manhole on the Mzima – Mombasa Pipeline into which she had inadvertently fallen.

2017: Angela and Robert were present for the move and made the decision to bring SHUKURU back to Nairobi to try to better get on top of her chronic health issues.

2018; Shukuru was moved to our Umani Springs Reintegration Unit on 16th June 2018 from our Nairobi Nursery, after having been brought back from our Ithumba Unit in order to convalesce and benefit from intensive medical attention



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Shukuru, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5144. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories2009 births | Elephants from David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) | Kenya | African savanna elephants



This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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