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Big Tim

There is no creature among all the Beasts of the world which has so great and ample demonstration of power and the Wisdom of the Almighty God as the Elephant. I couldn’t agree more to this statement by Edward Topsell. The Largest land dwelling mammal has been a mystery yet astonishing creature with so much to learn. As I was getting acquainted to my Career path as a tour Guide I was always given tales of this Giant In Kenya’s Amboseli National park called Tim. My friend ‘Kabby’ would always talk about him every time he visited the park. He would always talk about his huge size and how magnificent he was. It ignited a spark in me to want to visit the park. Tales have been told of great Tim as he was a survivor of many poaching attempts. His Tusks were so huge that they reached the ground as he stood.

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Tim was so loved that people would just go to Amboseli to Photograph him. It’s so sad that its now ‘would’. Big Time Died of Natural causes on February the 4th 2020. This caused a huge reaction to many wildlife enthusiasts who had loved the Bull. Many adult bulls after attaining sexual maturity usually live a solitary life but Tim was allowed by the cows to mingle with them. His tusks weighed a total of 146kg.The largest ever recorded after Ahmed. Social Media was abuzz with many mourning the great tusker that had lived for 20 years. But there is more to learn from these amazing creatures. Being the only animals that mourn their dead, well apart from humans the elephants are quite intelligent animals. In the case of Tim he would dodge rangers who were intercepting him from getting into neighboring farms. His body was taken to the National museum of Kenya to preserve Him. I knew at one point that I’lld have to write about this great Legend. He had fathered many calves but among them all left a great History. Its unbelievable that we don’t have one named Tim Tim

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