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Joyce was named after a well-known elephant researcher and writer Joyce Poole (the writer of ‘Coming of Age with Elephants’). Joyce was a large, handsome female with thick symmetrical tusks and a scar on her otherwise nondescript ear. She became very close to her name-bearer.
She was the younger sister of famous matriarch Jezebel meant to outlive her to become matriarch herself, carrying on the elephant legacy. However while Jezebel had a long and happy life, dying of natural causes, Joyce was tragically killed by poachers for her ivory, before she could take on that role.
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