Tim, a famous and much-loved tusker elephant that roamed Kenya’s southern Amboseli National Park – has died from natural causes at the age of 50, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has said.
He was “unassuming, unpretentious and laid back,” KWS Director Paul Udoto said in a statement.
But Tim did have some scrapes through his long life.
“Some years back he was struck on the head with a large rock and pierced through the ear with a spear which was embedded in his shoulder,” Mr Udoto said.
The elephant was later treated of his injuries.
Tim’s carcass is on its way to the National Museums of Kenya in the capital, Nairobi, for a taxidermist to prepare it for preservation for education and exhibition purposes, the statement said.
Conservationist group has been mourning the elephant:
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