Ahamed…the elephant with the largest tusks in the world

Known as the King of Marsabit, Ahmed posessed enormous tusks, and in 1970, in order to protect him from poachers, former president of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, placed the elephant under his protection by presidential decree.

The  Marsabit reserve is  known because of large elephants like the famous Ahmed,  that was provided with a 24 hour protection by a presidential order. Ahmed, who boasted some of the biggest tusks ever recorded, died at age 55,  in 1975 and his body was preserved and is now on display in Nairobi National Museum.

Nov 27 2010 Srilal Category: Other

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