Africa’s largest female Tusker, Dida, has died, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has recently announced.
KWS made the announcement on Nov. 1 (Tuesday), 2022 as they mourned the iconic tourist favorite which has resided in Tsavo East National Park for nearly seven decades.
Dida is said to have succumbed to old age. “A matriarch has rested We are saddened by the death of Dida who was possibly Africa’s largest female Tusker and a Matriarch residing in KWST savo East National Park.
She died from natural causes due to old age having lived a full life to about 60-65 years old,” KWS stated.
Living and thriving on Kenyan grasslands, Dida came to symbolise the elevated stature of her species in African wildlife.
Dida lived well beyond the usual life expectancy for an elephant in the wild, flaunting her long tusks and weathering tusker thick skin for tourists and native Kenyan citizens alike.
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