Elephant locations in Kenya

47 locations has kept elephants in Kenya
There is presently 444 (191,240) 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:

47 locations has kept 625 elephants in Kenya

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

Elephants in locations444 (191,240) living181 (71,90) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  191 / 444 
 43%
 Female  240 / 444 
 54%
 Free contact  138 / 444 
 31%
 Protected contact  0 / 444  0%
 No contact  0 / 444  0%
 Unknown contact  4 / 444 
 1%
 wild  298 / 444 
 67%


1960s: 167,000 wild elephants.
1990: 16,000 wild elephants.
2012: 37,000 wild elephants.
2021: over 36,000 wild elephants. The national elephant population has increased from 32,214 animals in 2014 to the current population of 36,169 animals in 2021. (This represents a 12% population increase in 7 years!)


Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2021) available online retrieved at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Kenya.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources, among others


Internal relevant links

  • The elephant database startpage. Statistics
  • News about elephants in Kenya (From the sister site Elephant News)


  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    ADC Mutara Ranch
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswildLaikipia
    (map)
    Amboseli National Park
    Kept totally 250 elephants
    , 136 present (54,78)234 births22 relocated92 deathswildNamanga
    (map)
    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
    (map)
    Carl Hartley Animal Farm
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsdealerRumuruti
    Chyulu Hills National Park
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)4 births4 relocated1 deathswildKibwezi
    (map)
    Makeuni County, South Eastern Kenya
    DSWT Ithumba
    Kept totally 99 elephants
    , 45 present (27,18)0 births50 relocated4 deathsorphanageTsavo East National Park
    (map)
    Eastern Province
    DSWT Kaluku Neonate Nursery
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (1,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathsorphanage
    DSWT Nairobi nursery
    Kept totally 233 elephants
    , 14 present (8,6)0 births189 relocated30 deathsorphanageNairobi
    (map)
    DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)
    Kept totally 15 elephants
    , 13 present (5,8)0 births1 relocated1 deathsorphanageChyulu Hills National Park
    (map)
    DSWT Voi
    Kept totally 111 elephants
    , 45 present (16,29)2 births62 relocated4 deathsorphanageTsavo East National Park
    (map)
    Eastern Province
    El Karama Ranch
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births1 relocated0 deathswildNanyuki
    (map)
    Laikipia Province
    Galana Wildlife Conservancy
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births3 relocated0 deathswild
    (map)
    Imenti forest
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)6 births6 relocated0 deathswildMeru
    John Seago Game Trapping Organisation
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births6 relocated0 deathsdealerNairobi
    Kenya unspecified location
    Kept totally 16 elephants
    , 2 present (2,0)23 births13 relocated1 deathswild
    (map)
    Kibwezi Forest
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births0 relocated1 deathswildKibwezi
    (map)
    Kora National Park
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births2 relocated0 deathswild
    Lake Manyara National Park
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 2 present (0,1)1 births0 relocated2 deathswild
    (map)
    Loisaba Conservancy
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births3 relocated0 deathswildNanyuki
    Lukenya Field headquarters
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 4 present (1,3)0 births1 relocated1 deathsorphanage
    (map)
    Marsabit National Reserve
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)3 births3 relocated1 deathswildMarsabit, Eastern Province
    Masai Mara
    Kept totally 33 elephants
    , 6 present (4,2)34 births22 relocated5 deathswildNarok
    (map)
    Rift Valley Province
    Meru National Park
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)3 births4 relocated1 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 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumNairobi
    (map)
    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 Kinyei Conservancy
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births1 relocated0 deathswildNarok
    (map)
    Rift Valley ProvinceMara
    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
    Port of Mombasa
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsseaportMombasa
    Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
    Kept totally 16 elephants
    , 16 present (4,9)0 births0 relocated0 deathsorphanageSereolipi
    (map)
    Samburu County
    Rukinga ranch
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswild
    Samburu National Reserve
    Kept totally 42 elephants
    , 22 present (10,12)24 births12 relocated8 deathswildSamburu District, Rift Valley Province
    Save the Elephants Samburu research centre
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsorganization
    (map)
    Samburu DistrictRift Valley Province
    Selenkay Conservancy
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 7 present (2,3)3 births0 relocated1 deathswild
    (map)
    Shaba National Reserve
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births3 relocated0 deathswild
    Sheldricks elephant orphanage
    Kept totally 11 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births6 relocated5 deathsorphanageTsavo East National Park
    South Turkana National Reserve
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births3 relocated0 deathswild
    Tsavo National Park
    Kept totally 212 elephants
    , 129 present (57,69)104 births67 relocated16 deathswild
    (map)
    Tumaren Ranch
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswildLaikipia



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