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Which famous Kenyan elephant was known as 'Queen of Tsavo'? [Quiz]

August 12 every year is celebrated as World Elephant Day, and is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world's elephants. Test your knowledge of Kenya's elephants with this quiz.

An elephant in water

What is the estimated gestation period for an elephant?

22 months
10 months
24 months
22 months Next question
An elephant is expectant for nearly 22 months and can give birth only once in two to four years

The elephant's wide ears are an adaptive feature which serves to...

Hear enemies from afar
Cool their bodies
Listening to their young ones
Cool their big bodies Next question
Elephants are the biggest mammals on the planet and have no sweat glands, they therefore use their ears to help in cooling their bodies and regulating their temperatures

Elephants are known to have distinct family structures. What is the collective name for these family groups?

Colonies
Troops
Herds
Herd Next question
Elephants move in groups called herds

Which famous national reserve in Kenya is known for the highest elephant population and years of conservation efforts?

Tsavo National Park
Amboseli National Park
Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amboseli National Park Next question
Amboseli has a world record for the longest elephant tusks and largest elephants. The park boasts the highest and the longest-studied elephant population in the world

The African bush elephant is the heaviest terrestrial mammal known to man, on average how much can one weigh?

1,000 Kgs
6,000 Kgs
500 Kgs
6,000 Kgs Next question
An average adult African bush elephant can weigh up to 6,000 kilograms, making it the heaviest land mammal.

How do elephants contribute to maintaining the Savannah ecosystem in Kenya?

By digging water holes
By climbing trees to disperse seeds
By producing venom to deter predators
By digging water holes Next question
By digging water holes, elephants benefit other species who use the rescource

Which organisation is actively involved in elephant conservation in Kenya, focusing on anti-poaching efforts and habitat protection?

The Green Belt Movement
African Wildlife Foundation
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
African Wildlife Foundation Next question
The African Wildlife Foundation is the leading international conservation organization focused exclusively on Africa's wildlife and wild lands

In 1989, Kenya made a significant decision to combat ivory trade and elephant poaching. What was it?

Ban on the international trade in ivory imposed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
Introducing a program for captive breeding across different game reserves
Established a special police unit to deal with poaches
Ban on the international trade in ivory imposed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Next question
Kenya’s public destruction of its ivory stockpile in 1989 raised international awareness around the poaching issue, along with the 1989 ban on the international trade in ivory imposed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which contributed to a measurable decline in elephant poaching and the recovery of their populations.

Which famous elephant at Kenya's Tsavo National Park was named 'Queen of Tsavo'

Tembo
Dida
Ngina
Dida Next question
Dida, also known as Queen of Tsavo, was aged between 60 and 65 years, the upper age limit of an elephant in the wild who died in 2022. She was known for her iconic tusks.
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