Elephant locations in Kenya

38 locations has kept elephants in Kenya

There is presently 341 (155,180) living elephants in locations in Kenya (in this database)

Region: Kenya is in this database included in africaOther regions
Wild elephants:

Kenya has about 37,000wild elephants. Source:Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)

Location holdings:

38 locations has kept 492 elephants in Kenya

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)

Elephants in locations341 (155,180) living151 (57,77) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  155 / 341 
 45%
 Female  180 / 341 
 53%
 Free contact  132 / 341 
 39%
 Protected contact  1 / 341  0%
 No contact  0 / 341  0%
 Unknown contact  3 / 341 
 1%
 wild  201 / 341 
 59%

1960s: 167,000 wild elephants.
1990: 16,000 wild elephants.
2012: 37,000 wild elephants.

Reference list

Koehl, D., Facts about elephants in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2020) available online retrieved 10-01 at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Kenya. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources, among others

NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceRegion
ADC Mutara Ranch
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswildLaikipia
Amboseli National Park
Kept totally 169 elephants
, 76 present (35,38)160 births18 relocated75 deathswildNamanga
Bill Woodley
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivate
Buffalo Springs National Reserve
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathswild
Carl Hartley Animal Farm
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsdealerRumuruti
Chyulu Hills National Park
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)3 births3 relocated1 deathswildKibweziMakeuni County, South Eastern Kenya
David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)
Kept totally 13 elephants
, 12 present (5,7)0 births1 relocated0 deathsorphanageChyulu Hills National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Ithumba
Kept totally 83 elephants
, 31 present (17,14)0 births48 relocated4 deathsorphanageTsavo East National ParkEastern Province
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
Kept totally 229 elephants
, 39 present (22,17)0 births161 relocated29 deathsorphanageNairobi
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Voi
Kept totally 106 elephants
, 40 present (15,25)2 births62 relocated4 deathsorphanageTsavo East National ParkEastern Province
Galana ranch
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)1 births3 relocated0 deathswild
Imenti forest
Kept totally 6 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)6 births6 relocated0 deathswildMeru
John Seago
Kept totally 6 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births6 relocated0 deathsdealerNairobi
Kibwezi Forest
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)1 births0 relocated1 deathswildKibwezi
Kora National Park
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)2 births2 relocated0 deathswild
Loisaba Conservancy
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)1 births3 relocated0 deathswildNanyuki
Marsabit National Reserve
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)3 births3 relocated0 deathswildMarsabit, Eastern Province
Masai Mara
Kept totally 27 elephants
, 3 present (2,1)27 births20 relocated4 deathswildNarokRift Valley Province
Meru National Park
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)2 births4 relocated0 deathswild
Mgeno Ranch
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathswildTaita-Taveta district
Milgis Ecosystem (Milgis trust)
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathswild
Mount Elgon National Park Headquarters (Kenya)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsorphanageMbale
Mount Kenya forest
Kept totally 12 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)10 births6 relocated6 deathswildMount Kenya
Mount Kenya Safari Ranch Wildlife Conservancy and Animal Orphanage
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsorphanageMount Kenya National Park
Nairobi National Museum
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated2 deathsmuseumNairobi
Nairobi National Park Orphanage
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsorphanageNairobi National Park
Namunyak Conservancy
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)1 births3 relocated0 deathswildWambaSamburu East District
Ol Lentille Conservancy
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswildDol DolLaikipia
Ol Malo Ranch
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateNorth Eastern Province
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Kept totally 5 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)3 births5 relocated0 deathswildNanyuki
Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
Kept totally 12 elephants
, 12 present (4,8)0 births0 relocated0 deathsorphanageSereolipiSamburu County
Rukinga ranch
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswild
Samburu National Reserve
Kept totally 19 elephants
, 7 present (1,6)15 births7 relocated5 deathswildSamburu District, Rift Valley Province
Shaba National Reserve
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)2 births2 relocated0 deathswild
Sheldricks elephant orphanage
Kept totally 11 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births6 relocated5 deathswildTsavo East National Park
South Turkana National Reserve
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)2 births3 relocated0 deathswild
Tsavo National Park
Kept totally 199 elephants
, 121 present (54,64)92 births64 relocated14 deathswild
Tumaren Ranch
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswildLaikipia

Elephants born in Kenya without specified birth location

26 elephants with records of Kenya as birth or capture country.

NameSpeciesSexOriginBirthAgeCapturePresent locationDeath date
MapenziLAMcaptive-born2020-04-060Tucson Reid Park Zoo (Randolph Park Zoo)
MureraLAFwild2009-08-0011David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)
+ StumpyLAFwild1965471967Dallas Zoo2012-04-13
KatkaLAFwild197050Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk)
+ NinaLAFwild?Kisima Camp2007-10-00
SheenaLAFwild1983371985Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
+ Tschanga (Ganga)LAFwild197732Nikolaev Zoo2009-03-13
Tembo (AO1)LAFwild1971491973Topeka Zoo
+ VaalLAFwild1972221972Maryland Zoo1994-06-09
+ KennyLAFwild197347Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens2020-08-10
+ LandaLAF1971351971Madrid Zoo (Casa de Campo)2006-01-21
+ SabuLAFwild1960371962San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)1997-03-24
+ JujuLAFwild1968251970Gladys Porter Zoo1993-03-25
+ OpelLAFwild1969141969Knoxville Zoo1983-05-06
+ WatotoLAFwild1969451971Woodland Park Zoo2014-08-22
+ SumaLAFwild1964421969Zagreb Zoo2006-09-00
+ PeterLAMwild1965221967Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida1987-12-14
+ Pole Pole (Slowly)LAFwild196617London Zoo1983-10-17
+ Hydari (Dari, Hi-Dari)LAFwild1960551962Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo)2015-08-08
Ai (Ako)LAFwild196555Tama Zoological Park
+ BoboLAMwild195014Chester Zoo1964-03-23
+ WidgetLAFwild1954231954Brookfield Zoo1977-03-14
+ Satao IILAMwild?Tsavo National Park2017-03-00
+ JulianLAMwild~1970?Tsavo National Park2020-01-00
+ OloropiléLAMwild~1970?Masai Mara2020-01-07?
SambaLAFwild198832Circus Europe International (Cirque de lEurope, Max Aucante)
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