Elephant locations in Zimbabwe

30 locations has kept elephants in Zimbabwe

There is presently 78 (26,37) living elephants in locations in Zimbabwe (in this database)

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

Zimbabwe has about over 60 000wild elephants. Source:

Location holdings:

30 locations has kept 96 elephants in Zimbabwe

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

Elephants in locations78 (26,37) living18 (12,2) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  26 / 78 
 33%
 Female  37 / 78 
 47%
 Free contact  48 / 78 
 62%
 Protected contact  0 / 78  0%
 No contact  0 / 78  0%
 Unknown contact  11 / 78 
 14%
 wild  8 / 78 
 10%

The elephants in Zimbabwe belongs to appendix II in CITES-convention.

The lates centuries saw some export of live elephants to China:
2012: a shipment of eight elephants was sent to China from Zimbabwe

2015-07: 27 wild elephants were shipped to Chinese zoos from Zimbabwe.

2018-12-23 a group of 35 elephants were exported to China.

Reference list

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

Sources, among others

NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceRegion
Umfurudzi National Park
Kept totally 5 elephants
, 5 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathswildShamva
Adventure Zone (Safari Par Excellence)
Kept totally 6 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births2 relocated3 deathscampVictoria Falls
Antelope park
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 4 present (1,3)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooGweru
Braeside Farm (Rory Hensman)
Kept totally 24 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births24 relocated0 deathsprivateChinhoyi
Buck De Vries
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsprivate
Chengeta Safari Lodge
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateSelous
Clem Coetzee
Kept totally 14 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births14 relocated0 deathsdealer
Dombowiro Game Park (Ian Taylor)
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathsprivateBindura
Dubane Ranch
Kept totally 20 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births20 relocated0 deathswildGwanda
Elephant Experience Victoria Falls
Kept totally 18 elephants
, 10 present (4,5)3 births7 relocated1 deathscampVictoria Falls
Gonarezhou National Park
Kept totally 8 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)1 births8 relocated0 deathswildChiredzi
Gwayi River conservancy
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathswildGwayi
Harare Elephant Nursery
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsorphanageHarareHarare
Harare Lion Park
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooHarare
Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
Kept totally 109 elephants
, 9 present (2,7)84 births100 relocated0 deathswild
Lion and Cheetah Park
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathszooHarare
Malilangwe Conservation Trust
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathswildChiredzi south-eastern Zimbabwe
Mwanga Lodge
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscampHarare
Pamuzinda Safari Lodge
Kept totally 6 elephants
, 3 present (2,1)1 births3 relocated0 deathsprivateSelous
Panda Masuie Forest
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathswild
Sondelani Game Lodge
Kept totally 34 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)2 births30 relocated4 deathsprivateBulawayo
The elephant camp (Wild Horizons)
Kept totally 15 elephants
, 13 present (6,7)2 births1 relocated1 deathscampVictoria Falls National Park
The Elephant Company (Shearwater Adventures)
Kept totally 23 elephants
, 18 present (3,6)0 births2 relocated3 deathscampNakavango
Umsweswe Ranch
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathsprivateKwekwe
Umtshibi camp (Hwange NP Capture base)
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (1,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathswildHwange National Park
Victoria Falls National Park
Kept totally 6 elephants
, 5 present (3,2)0 births1 relocated0 deathswild
Wild Horizons Elephant Camp
Kept totally 23 elephants
, 1 present (1,0)3 births20 relocated2 deathscampVictoria Falls
Zambezi Valley
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)4 births4 relocated0 deathscamp
Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN)
Kept totally 8 elephants
, 7 present (3,4)0 births0 relocated1 deathsorphanageHarare
Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Managemen (ZimParks)
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathswildHarare

Elephants born in Zimbabwe without specified birth location

216 elephants with records of Zimbabwe as birth or capture country.

NameSpeciesSexOriginBirthAgeCapturePresent locationDeath date
PoriLAFwild1981391983Halle Zoo
BelleLAFwild1981391983Milwaukee County Zoo
KeniaLAFwild198337Sevilla Exotic animals reserve Castillo de las Guardas
TemboLAMwild1985-00-00351987Dresden Zoo
MashibiLAFwild198535Chiccoland Zoo (Wille-Kinderzoo)
unknownLAMwild?Dubai Safari Park
unknownLAFwild?Dubai Safari Park
unknownLAFwild?Dubai Safari Park
unknownLAFwild?Dubai Safari Park
CocoLAFwild201822018Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN)
BibiLAFwild1985351987Hodenhagen Serengeti-Park
Nosey (Tiny, Peanut)LAFwild1982381984Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
Tana (Tots)LAFwild198733ZooParc de Beauval
Juba (Jaba)LAFwild198733ZooParc de Beauval
ThandiLAFwild1980401982Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
JumsLAMwild1977-01-0143Cabarceno Zoo Obregon (Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno)
+ AmyLAFwild1987301987Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens2017-12-12
+ ButaLAFwild198332Noahs Ark Zoo Farm2015-05-11
+ MoyoLAFwild1981331983National Elephant Center U.S.A.2014-09-29
SabiLAFwild1985351987Plaisance du Touch - Zoo African Safari (Toulouse)
+ Miry LAFwild198134Fasano Zoosafari2015-05-18
BettyLAFwild198634Fasano Zoosafari
KaribaLAFwild198535Olmense Zoo
+ KundaLAMwild20120Mwanga Lodge2012-01-31
Kallie (June)LAFwild198238Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Shenga (Split nose)LAFwild198238Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Martika (Tika, Kiah)LAFwild198139Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Maus (Mouse)LAFwild1982381983Fuerteventura La Lajita Oasis Park
JoyceLAFwild1983371984Six Flags Wild Safari (Six Flags Great Adventure)
KambaLAFwild1980401982Dallas Zoo
TwiggyLAFwild1985351987Toledo Zoo
JohnLAMwild?2008Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
JackLAMwild199426Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
NomalangaLAFwild?Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
Baby GirlLAFwild?Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
MaryLAFwild198931Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
EmilyLAFwild?Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
MankubeLAFwild1999212008Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
JessicaLAFwild199525Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
EmmaLAFwild?Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
LindaLAFwild1986341988Poznan Zoo
KumburaLAFwild200713Camp Jabulani
SabiLAFwild198535Beekse Bergen Safaripark
Mthondo MbomwoLAMwild197545Okavango Delta
BetteLAFwild198238International Conservation Center
+ ErnaLAFwild1985351988Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw)2020-03-07
KenyaLAFwild198832Peaugres Safaripark
Jack (Jackson)LAMwild1976441978International Conservation Center
MalaikaLAFwild198634Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
GinaLAFwild1983371984Overton Park Zoo (Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium)
+ DumisaniLAMwild?Sondelani Game Lodge2009-06-28
Duina (Duna, Mduena)LAFwild1983371983Fuerteventura La Lajita Oasis Park
MaggieLAFwild1980401981Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)
Artie (Aardvark)LAMwild1983371984North Carolina Zoo
TanyaLAFwild1979411981Cameron Park Waco Zoo
Samantha (Nekhanda)LAFwild198832North Carolina Zoo
KimbaLAFwild1982381984Lee Richardson Zoo
+ MafutaLAFwild1981-00-00341981Halle Zoo2015-11-11
+ MsichanaLAFwild1982371983Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens2019-10-21
MokalaLAFwild1982381983Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
+ KrugerLAMwild198431Port Lympne Zoo2015-10-23
+ Wankie (Wanki)LAFwild1969361969Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo)2005-05-01
Star (Timba)LAFwild198238Montgomery Zoo
+ MaryLAFwild1985231986Montgomery Zoo2008-08-16
WankieLAFwild1981-06-15391983Monde Sauvage Safari, Aywaille
ChavarukaLAFcaptive-born2004-11-0716Zambezi Elephant Trails (Safari Par Excellence)
CalimeroLAMwild198040Beekse Bergen Safaripark
SandraLAFwild198040Platschow Elefantenhof (Sonni Frankello)
FloraLAFwild1982381982Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
RafikiLAFwild1981391983North Carolina Zoo
+ Tatima (Deteema)LAFwild1969351969Lincoln Park Zoo2004-10-15
MargeLAFwild198634ZooParc de Beauval
MadindaLAMwild198337Zambezi Elephant Trails (Safari Par Excellence)
BopLAMwild196852Zambezi Elephant Trails (Safari Par Excellence)
MarulaLAMwild198337Zambezi Elephant Trails (Safari Par Excellence)
DannyLAMwild196852Zambezi Elephant Trails (Safari Par Excellence)
LiwaLAFwild198337Zambezi Elephant Trails (Safari Par Excellence)
MashumbiLAFwild198337Zambezi Elephant Trails (Safari Par Excellence)
BenjaminLAMwild198436Thoiry Zoo (Parc de Thoiry)
UmtaliLAFwild1985351987Hodenhagen Serengeti-Park
JimLAMwild?Camp Jabulani
JoeLAMwild?Camp Jabulani
Sebakwe (Sebekwe)LAMwild?Camp Jabulani
FishanLAMwild?Camp Jabulani
ManaLAMwild198634Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris
SapiLAMwild198535Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris
SharuLAMwild198436Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris
SetombeLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
Bubi (Bubu)LAFwild?Camp Jabulani
Somapani (Semopane)LAFwild?Camp Jabulani
NfuliLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
DandeLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
MnuyatiLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
TokweLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
LundiLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
ChikwenyaLAFwild1985351988Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris
Charley (Charlie)LAMwild1982-00-0038Pretoria Zoo
VashaLAFwild1985351986Disneys Animal Kingdom
+ DiggerLAMwild1983191984Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary2002-07-16
+ RasputinLAM1985211987Sevilla Exotic animals reserve Castillo de las Guardas2006-03-00
+ Dancer (Tuffy)LAFwild198317Fund for Animals Black Beauty Ranch2000-09-22
Jeannie (Jean)LAFwild1985351986Trunks and Humps (Bill Swain)
+ LunaLAFwild1984-19841984The Natural Bridge Zoo
Susie (Susy)LAFwild1986341988Serengeti Ranch
ShankarLAMwild199624New Delhi Zoo
+ VimbaiLAFwild1996-1996New Delhi Zoo
+ MyntrikLAFwild1984201987Peaugres Safaripark2004-01-30
+ RosaLAFwild1983241985Colchester Zoo2007-11-06
OpalLAFwild1982381985Colchester Zoo
RafikiLAFwild1979411981Disneys Animal Kingdom
+ IbalaLAFwild1979261981Disneys Animal Kingdom2005-05-13
+ WillieLAMwild1979301981Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary2009-08-00
+ MoxieLAMwild198423Animal Encounters (Doug Terranova)2007-01-16
+ AngelLAFwild1982161984T and T Camels (Tim Hendrickson)1998-01-30
+ MyFanwy (Baby)LAFwild1981161983Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park1997-02-00
+ Kiba (Chupa)LAFwild1982271984Nashville Zoo2009-12-17
+ Sid (Babar)LAMwild1981221984Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks)2003-08-07
+ DaleLAMwild1978251980Kansas City Zoo2003-11-03
MorulaLAFwild197743Living With Elephants (Sandi Groves)
+ IdaLAFwild1982171984Liebling Brothers Circus (Tommy Liebel)1999-03
+ MacombeLAFwild198727Tierpark Ströhen2014-09-08
+ ZambesiLAFwild198728Tierpark Ströhen2015-06-22
+ Dunda (Medundamelli)LAFwild1969501971Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park)2019-12-03
+ ShabaLAFwild198431Knowsley Safari Park2015-07-00
+ MasaiLAFwild197915Knowsley Safari Park1994-11-18
Junot (Jeannot, Michael)LAMwild1983371983Hemmingford Parc Safari
CaroleLAFwild1983371983Hemmingford Parc Safari
+ Buster (Doc)LAMwild198221Ivory Haven Farm (Chuck Walters)2003-11-13
+ Teaha (Tia)LAFwild1982141984The Natural Bridge Zoo1996-01-00
DrumboLAFwild197446Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)
Savannah (Nan)LAFwild1983371985Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
+ Ellie Mae (Mae)LAFwild19856Audubon Zoo1991-11-05
AliceLAFwild1985351987Roger Williams Park Zoo
KateLAFwild1985351987Roger Williams Park Zoo
GinnyLAFwild1985351987Roger Williams Park Zoo
Donna (Eloise)LAFwild1980401982Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park)
+ SonnyLAMwild1982191984Popcorn Park Zoo2001-02-21
+ KasamaLAFwild19889Dudley Zoo1997-11-11
+ BalumbaLAFwild198816Platschow Elefantenhof (Sonni Frankello)2004-01-06
+ OlgaLAFwild1985241988Beekse Bergen Safaripark2009-08-20
+ ShibaLAFwild1985271988Beekse Bergen Safaripark2012-07-12
CarlaLAFwild1986341988Beekse Bergen Safaripark
+ CongoLAMwild198230Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez (Morelia zoo)2012-02-02
MundiLAFwild1982381984Mayaguez Zoo (Zoologico de Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Juan A. Rivero Zoo)
MalaLAFwild198535Platschow Elefantenhof (Sonni Frankello)
+ JuneLAFwild198514Plunkett Brothers Circus1999-01-27
+ AnnaLAFwild198411Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park1995-04-01
+ DaisyLAFwild1984-1984Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
+ Saba (Sabah)LAFwild1985-00-00251987Tierpark Berlin2010-10-13
+ UnknownLAFwild19853Steve Raines1988-00-00
+ RoseyLAFwild197317Howletts Wild Animal Park1990-09-07
MikkiLAFwild1985351986Louisville Zoo
+ RhodesLAMwild198313Double M Ranch (Arthur T. Brown)1996-11-00
+ LindaLAFwild1982191984Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris)2001
RebaLAFwild1983371984Double M Ranch (Arthur T. Brown)
+ DottieLAFwild198226Atlanta Zoo2008-10-27
TaraLAFwild1982381984Atlanta Zoo
+ Zimba IILAFwild198510Duisburg Zoo1995-09-22
+ MugsyLAFwild1983-19831984Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
LauraLAFwild198238Ivory Haven Farm (Chuck Walters)
+ BarbaraLAFwild198222Culpepper and Merriweather Circus2004-01-00
+ JuneLAFwild1982171984Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks)1999-10-05
+ EllkaLAFwild1981-19811983Jurgen C. Schulz
IvoryLAFwild1982381984Indianapolis Zoo
MajaLAFwild1981-00-0039Bojnice Zoo
GulaLAFwild1981-00-0039Bojnice Zoo
+ WankieLAFwild1982321984Kronberg Zoo2014-11-16
ZimbaLAFwild1982381984Kronberg Zoo
+ SandrinLAFwild198329Circus Krone2012-06-18
TembiLAFwild1982-00-0038Brian Boswells Circus
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
Mwana MashonaLAFwild1982381983Magdeburg Zoo
UmbuLAFwild1981391983Dvur Kralove Zoo
+ SetaLAFwild198120Dvur Kralove Zoo2001-09-23
+ AliLAMwild198024Kronberg Zoo2004-01-19
+ BoomerLAFwild198151983Columbus Zoo and Aquarium1986-06-22
+ LucyLAFwild1980-19801981Jurgen C. Schulz
LoisLAFwild1978421980Kansas City Zoo
LeaLAFwild1978421980Kansas City Zoo
Tasha (Natasha)LAFwild1976-12-00441978Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
+ Tembo (Loren)LAFwild197915Toledo Zoo1994-12-20
Renee (Mbili)LAFwild1979411981Toledo Zoo
+ AhmedLAMwild1979131981Abilene Zoo1992-03-31
+ MachitoLAMwild1980321981Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)2012-07-03
+ ArubaLAFwild1979411981Kronberg Zoo2020-03-11
+ MojaLAFwild1979121981Dallas Zoo1991-11-12
+ MbiliLAFwild19795Dallas Zoo1984-10-29
+ Zimbabwe (Zimba)LAFwild197817Welsh Mountain Zoo1995-07-12
+ ShibiLAFwild1977-01-0141Howletts Wild Animal Park2018-05-00
+ MendavuLAFwild1969141969San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)1983-09-19
+ ShapiLAFwild196923San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)1992-04-09
+ NyamandhlovuLAFwild197041971San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)1974-04-30
+ Dashi (Dagi)LAFwild196848Tierpark Berlin2016-09-18
+ Jumbolino (Bubbles)LAMwild196217Chester Zoo1979
+ BimboLAMwild?Boras Zoo1977-00-00
+ CarlLAMwild192114Berlin Zoo1935
+ unknownLCMwild?Berlin Zoo1917-06-23
JavaLAMwild197743Fasano Zoosafari
+ ClemLAMwild?Adventure Zone (Safari Par Excellence)2008-03-19
UnknownLAMwild198139Pamuzinda Safari Lodge
+ BandulaLAMwild198230Natal Zoological Gardens & Lion Park2012-10-11
ChambaLAFwild1979411981Taipei Zoo
AidaLAFwild197743Fasano Zoosafari
+ Anna LouiseLAFwild1981361981Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini)2017?
UnknownLAFwild198139Pamuzinda Safari Lodge
+ MalaikaLAFwild1987281989Monterey Zoo, Elephants of Africa Rescue Society (EARS)2015-11-00
BettyLAFwild?Rene Casselly
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