African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Samburu National Reserve in Kenya

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Sarara  dead elephant
Sarara, 32, an iconic elephant bull which tragically died in Samburu National Reserve on December 28, 2022
Sarara, 32, an iconic elephant bull which tragically died in Samburu National Reserve on December 28, 2022
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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 32 years old
Born:* 1990 wild
Birth place: in Kenya unspecified location
Dead: 2022-12-28
Death location: Samburu National Reserve
Death reason: poached:
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Present / last location:Samburu National Reserve, in Kenya

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Samburu National Reserve
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2023-01-03: Updated as dead
2023-01-03: Born in Kenya

Latest document update2023-01-03 21:20:55
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† Sarara is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2022-12-28 at Samburu National Reserve, in Kenya, .


Sarara was born wild 1990 at Kenya unspecified location.

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2022-12-28: one of the most beloved and famous resident bull elephants in Samburu National Reserve, northern Kenya. The carcass of the 32-year-old wild bull, who was in the prime of his life, was discovered to the south of Buffalo Springs National Reserve. His Tusks were intact and recovered by the Kenya Wildlife Service, and we suspect that he was the victim of conflict in an area known as the Attan Swamp. Conflict between humans and elephants worsened in northern Kenya during the drought, but Sarara's death came after rain. Large numbers of elephants had congregated in the Attan Swamp due to the fresh, lush grass. A year ago, Sarara needed urgent medical attention after he was speared. That time he was treated for his injuries and recovered quickly, gaining enough strength to make it through Kenya’s crippling drought. This time, however, his luck tragically ran out and his life was brought to an abrupt end.

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sarara, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Samburu National Reserve in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 January 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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