Big Tim dies at the age of fifty of natural causes. This goes ahead to prove that our rangers are doing a great deal at protecting our wildlife, as much as it is a huge loss losing Tim we are glad it was from natural causes.
Big Tim’s carcass was found at the foot of the snowcapped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro in the Amboseli National Park. Usually only large bull elephants like Tim grow their tusks long enough to reach this acclaimed status. Tim was named by researches who called the elephant in the family heard monitoring by the same letter to help identify them; Tim like his mother Trista and his grandmother Teresia were all members of the “T” heard.
Big Tim’s carcass is being transported to the National Museum of Kenya where it will be prepared and preserved for education and exhibition purposes. This esteemed giant once survived an attack that left a tip of a spear embedded in his shoulder before Kenya Wildlife Services rangers found him.
Elephant families are matriarchal and males are solitary once they reach sexual maturity but Tim was always welcome to the heard in the company of females and their families. This just shows how special Tim was.
We hope that his legacy lives on and continues to inspire people to protect his kind, ELEPHANTS!
Did you know that elephants are the world’s largest land animal? Male African elephants can reach 3m tall and weigh between 4,000 -7,500kg and they can live up to 70 years!
Come have an adventure and spot more like Big Tim and others with us.