Big Tim, one of Kenya’s last giant ‘tusker’, dies | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 07, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:13 AM, February 07, 2020

Big Tim, one of Kenya’s last giant ‘tusker’, dies

One of Africa’s last remaining giant “tusker” elephants has died in Kenya aged 50, the country’s wildlife service (KWS) has said. Big Tim died in Mada area of Amboseli National Park from natural causes, KWS said in a statement on Wednesday. Big Tim’s carcass was found at the foot of the snowcapped peak of Kilimanjaro, the Amboseli Trust for Elephants said. An elephant is technically a “tusker” when its ivory tusks are so long that they scrape the ground. Usually, only old bull elephants grow their tusks long enough to reach this acclaimed status.

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