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'Big Tim' dies at Amboseli

Publish date: 11 February 2020
Issue Number: 641
Diary: Legalbrief Environmental
Category: general

'Big Tim' dies at Amboseli


The world is mourning the death of Tim, one of Africa's last big Tusker elephants. The elephant died at the Amboseli National Park at the age of 50 due to old-age complications. Kenya Wildlife Service said remains of 'Big Tim', as the elephant was known, will now be preserved for education and exhibition purposes at the National Museum. The elephant was known predominantly for its big tusks. In 2018, the iconic elephant was saved by wildlife personnel and other well-wishers after he got stuck in Amboseli swamps at Kimana Sanctuary. Tim, a darling of many tourists, was later struck on the head by a large rock and pierced by a spear at the tip of the ear. This made him acquire the name great patriarch of the Amboseli for having survived many life-threatening challenges.

– allAfrica