Dida, Africa's largest female Tusker and a matriarch, dies at the age of 65

 

Africa’s largest female Tusker and a matriarch residing in Tsavo East National Park photo
Dida

Africa's largest female tusker dies in Tsavo East. The matriarch died after living for 65 years. The Kenya Wildlife Service announced that the elephant named Dida died a natural death.

 

"We are saddened by the death of Dida, who was possibly Africa’s largest female Tusker and a matriarch residing in Tsavo East National Park. She died from natural causes due to old age, having lived a full life to about 60-65 years old.

 

Africa’s largest female Tusker and a matriarch residing in Tsavo East National Park photo

"Dida was a truly iconic matriarch of Tsavo and a great repository of many decades' worth of knowledge. She shepherds her herd through many seasons and challenging times. She served as both the subject of various documentaries and an iconic tourist attraction.

 

"Those who got to know her through pictures and videos, as well as those who had the exquisite pleasure of meeting her in person, will remember her. Dida, rest well, "KWS said on social media.


Africa’s largest female Tusker and a matriarch residing in Tsavo East National Park photo


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