Tim, one of Amboseli’s largest and best-known elephants for his big Tusks, has died at the age of 50 due to natural reasons.
"Tim was an iconic large male, whose fame catalyzed many conservation collaborations between KWS and conservation organizations. He captured the hearts of people around the world, who would travel to Amboseli to photograph him. He was a wonderful elephant, and an ambassador for his species.
We will miss him but we also hope that his legend lives on and he continues to inspire people to protect elephants. He has fathered many calves too, and we are happy he got to live a long life in the wild." Read a post on the Facebook page Amboseli Trust for Elephants.