In the general area known as Lemomo near the International Border between Tanzania and Kenya, three of Amboseli’s famous female elephants from the Q Family (Qumquat, her daughter Quantina 13 years old, and another daughter Quaye just 10 years old) were gunned down by Tanzanian gun-toting Poachers on the 28th October 2012. Tanzania is currently one of the main hotspots for poaching in Africa where there is evidence of collusion between armed Tanzanian poachers and tribesmen in neighbouring Kenya who pass on information about the movement of the famous Amboseli elephant herds.
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10 years old
30 October 2012
Amboseli Ecosystem, Lemomo Area
Date of Birth (approximate)
12 October 2011
Age at Rescue
12 months old (approx)
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Quanza plucking acacia
Quanza and Maktao leaving the Springs
Quanza sniffing the holes in the tree
Quanza and Murera in the mud-bath
Quanza and Sonje with their babies
Lima Lima and Quanza at the mud-bath
Quanza taking a break under the shade
Quanza in the Umani Hills