The rest of the T family

Tue, 2007-12-18 21:09 by Kat · Forum/category:

Hi all,
I just finished reading the book Elephant Memories, and I can't believe how interesting elephants are!

They care for each other so much, and I can't see how anyone could want to rip a family apart just for ivory or sport. Thank you all for helping them for so many years, and for letting the rest of us see so much of their lives.

After I finished the book I had to see what happened to them, and when I found this site I was distressed to see that Tuskless had died, but what ever happened to Slit Ear and Right Fang?


The TC's family

Sun, 2007-12-23 14:22 by bntawuasa

Hi Kat,

Thank you for your concern and love for the elephants, they really are interesting, clever and amazing if one learns to understand them.

Slit Ear died in December 2003 in her early sixties after she was speared outside the park and could not recover after treatment. She was the TC's matriarch for at least 30 years and probably much longer. After her mother's death Tara, Slit Ear's second born, took over as matriarch at the age of 44 yrs. Right Fang died in 1994, also as a result of a spear wound. He died very close to the same place where Slit Ear died. He was 34 yrs old when he died.

Currently the TC's are doing well with 26 members.



Sun, 2007-12-23 21:46 by Kat

What a shame that neither could die a natural death, but at least they survived for a long time.
Thanks for the update.

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