African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sonje at David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)


♀ Sonje

Identification

Sheldrick orphans266

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 10 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2011-04-20 wild
Birth place: in Galana Wildlife Conservancy
Capture: Galana Ranch
Locations
Present / last location:David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), in Kenya

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2014-06-24David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)
from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery 2012-02-11
from Galana Wildlife Conservancy

Document updated2018-10-24: transferred Umani springs
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Location


Sonje is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), in Kenya.

Sonje arrived David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) 2014-06-24, relocated from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery, in Kenya.

In David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), Sonje lives together with 12 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Alamaya
  2. ,
  3. Enkesha
  4. ,
  5. Faraja born 2012-01-28
  6. ,
  7. Jasiri (albino) born 2011-12-10
  8. ,
  9. Lima Lima born 2012
  10. ,
  11. Murera born 2009-08-00
  12. ,
  13. Mwashoti born 2012
  14. ,
  15. Ngasha born 2012
  16. ,
  17. Quanza born 2009
  18. ,
  19. Shukuru born 2009-09-00
  20. ,
  21. Ziwa
  22. ,
  23. Zongoloni born 2012?
  24. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Sonje was born wild 2011-04-20 at Galana Wildlife Conservancy, captured at Galana Ranch.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Sonje, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7780. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories2011 births | Elephants from David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) | Kenya | African savanna elephants



This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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