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born 2022-05-15 at
Thailand unspecified location
died 2022-06-18 at
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
relocated 2022-06-28 to
Samburu National Reserve in Kenya
Samburu National Reserve
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Samburu District, Rift Valley Province
Samburu National Reserve, in Samburu District, Rift Valley Province,
, was founded in 1970.
At the Samburu National Reserve lives 25 elephants with records in this database: (
and possibly other wild elephants which have no record in this database.
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Samburu National Reserve is located north of Nairobi, and was established in the 1970's. Samburu National Reserve is adjacent to the
Buffalo Springs National Reserve
. Samburu Reserve is 40 square miles in size; temperature during the day is hot, but tends to cool during the night.
2022: The extremely rare twins, a boy and a girl, were first discovered in January in the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya. They were the first elephant twins to be born in the area for nearly two decades.
2022-03-23: Save the Elephants' Head of Field Operations, David Daballen said in a statement it was "incredible news."For months after the initial sighting, the twins were not seen, leaving conservationists to ponder their fate. However, over March 19 and 20, they were spotted alive and well by lion protection project Ewaso Lions. "Despite the terrible drought, Bora has managed to feed the babies and keep them alive. Twin elephants rarely survive so we are absolutely delighted with this news," he said. "It just goes to show how resilient elephants are and what wonderful mothers they make. We look forward to monitoring their progress."
References for records about Samburu National Reserve
Koehl, Dan (2021). Samburu National Reserve, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at
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