African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) in Kenya

♀ Sonje


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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 12 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 2011-04-20 wild
Birth place: in Galana Wildlife Conservancy
Capture: Galana Ranch
Locations - owners
Present / last location:DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), in Kenya

Date of arrival

2014-06-24DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)
from DSWT Nairobi nursery

2012-02-11DSWT Nairobi nursery
from Galana Wildlife Conservancy

Record history
History of updates2018-10-24: transferred Umani springs

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Sonje is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), in Kenya.

Sonje arrived in 2014-06-24 to the DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), relocated from the DSWT Nairobi nursery, in Kenya.

Sonje lives together with 11 other elephants at the DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest):
  1. 1. ♂ Alamaya
  2. 2. ♀ Enkesha
  3. 3. ♂ Faraja born 2012-01-28
  4. 4. ♂ Jasiri (albino) born 2011-12-10
  5. 5. ♀ Lima Lima born 2012
  6. 6. ♀ Murera born 2009-08-00
  7. 7. ♂ Mwashoti born 2012
  8. 8. ♂ Ngasha born 2012
  9. 9. ♀ Quanza born 2009
  10. 10. ♀ Ziwa
  11. 11. ♀ Zongoloni born 2012?

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

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Sonje, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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