African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Tsavo National Park in Kenya

♀ Mweya


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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 22 years old
Management:Wild elephant
Born:* 2000-01-00 wild
Birth place: in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2019 Mwitu (wild)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Tsavo National Park, in Kenya

Date of arrival

Tsavo National Park
from DSWT Voi

2002-05-23DSWT Voi
from DSWT Nairobi nursery

2000-02-27DSWT Nairobi nursery
from Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (Entebbe Zoo)

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (Entebbe Zoo)
from Queen Elizabeth National Park

Record history
History of updates2018-10-22: wild

Latest document update2021-02-09 02:25:52
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Mweya is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Tsavo National Park, in Kenya.

Mweya arrived to the Tsavo National Park unknown date, relocated from the DSWT Voi, in Kenya.

Mweya lives together with 127 other elephants at the Tsavo National Park:
detailed list with arrival dates etc.


  1. (F) 2019 Mwitu (wild)


Mweya was born wild 2000-01-00 at Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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She was rescued in Uganda in 2001, after she wandered into a fishing village as a one-month-old. While we navigated the bureaucracy of getting an elephant across a territorial boundary, she was held at the Uganda Education Centre, where she shared a space with several chimpanzees

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Mweya, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Tsavo National Park in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 January 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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