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Elsa Lioness
Birth: Jan., 1956
Meru National Park
Meru, Kenya
Death: Jan., 1961
Meru National Park
Meru, Kenya

Elsa the lioness was raised by game warden George Adamson and his wife Joy Adamson in Kenya. Elsa and her two sisters, 'Big One' and 'Lustica', first came under the care of the Adamsons when only a few weeks old. They had become orphaned when George was reluctantly forced to kill their mother during one of his safaris. (He was hunting for a male manhunter, but when a female charged him, he fired in self defence. After the lioness was dead, it was apparent that she was defending her cubs.) Her two sisters were eventually sent to the Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands, while Elsa herself remained with the Adamsons until she was released into the wild, following the Adamsons' efforts to train her to survive on her own.

Elsa's life was cut short, however, when she succumbed to Babesia felis, a form of babesiosis, a tick-borne blood disease somewhat similar in character to malaria, which often infects members of the cat family.

THANK YOU "Sue" for sponsoring ELSA! 
Family links: 
  George Adamson (1906 - 1989)
  Joy Adamson (1910 - 1980)
  Elsa Lioness (1956 - 1961)
  Pippa cheetah (1964 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Meru National Park in Kenya, East Africa, Elsa's Camp, which is appropriately alongside a river at the edge of the park boundary.
Created by: Troll's BRIDGE
Record added: Oct 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99117272
Elsa Lioness
Added by: J.A. & D.S.
Elsa Lioness
Added by: Troll's BRIDGE
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Rest in sweet peace, dear Elsa. You were so loved and cared for by your human parents. You will never be forgotten..
- susan emery
 Added: Jan. 26, 2017

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- Bonnie Rickman
 Added: Jan. 15, 2017
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