Elephant locations in Kenya

38 locations has kept elephants in Kenya

There is presently 341 (155,180) 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:

38 locations has kept 492 elephants in Kenya

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

Elephants in locations341 (155,180) living151 (57,77) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  155 / 341 
 45%
 Female  180 / 341 
 53%
 Free contact  131 / 341 
 38%
 Protected contact  0 / 341  0%
 No contact  0 / 341  0%
 Unknown contact  3 / 341 
 1%
 wild  203 / 341 
 60%


1960s: 167,000 wild elephants.
1990: 16,000 wild elephants.
2012: 37,000 wild elephants.

Reference list

Koehl, D., Facts about elephants in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2020) 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
    Amboseli National Park
    Kept totally 169 elephants
    , 76 present (35,38)160 births17 relocated76 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 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)3 births3 relocated1 deathswildKibwezi
    (map)
    Makeuni County, South Eastern Kenya
    David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)
    Kept totally 15 elephants
    , 14 present (6,8)0 births1 relocated0 deathsorphanageChyulu Hills National Park
    (map)
    David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Ithumba
    Kept totally 89 elephants
    , 35 present (20,15)0 births50 relocated4 deathsorphanageTsavo East National ParkEastern Province
    David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
    Kept totally 229 elephants
    , 29 present (17,12)0 births171 relocated29 deathsorphanageNairobi
    (map)
    David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Voi
    Kept totally 108 elephants
    , 42 present (15,27)2 births62 relocated4 deathsorphanageTsavo East National ParkEastern Province
    Galana ranch
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births3 relocated0 deathswild
    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
    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
    Loisaba Conservancy
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births3 relocated0 deathswildNanyuki
    Marsabit National Reserve
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)3 births2 relocated1 deathswildMarsabit, Eastern Province
    Masai Mara
    Kept totally 28 elephants
    , 3 present (2,1)29 births21 relocated4 deathswildNarok
    (map)
    Rift Valley Province
    Meru National Park
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births4 relocated0 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 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
    Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
    Kept totally 12 elephants
    , 12 present (4,8)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 19 elephants
    , 7 present (1,6)15 births7 relocated5 deathswildSamburu District, Rift Valley Province
    Shaba National Reserve
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births2 relocated0 deathswild
    Sheldricks elephant orphanage
    Kept totally 11 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births6 relocated5 deathswildTsavo East National Park
    South Turkana National Reserve
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births3 relocated0 deathswild
    Tsavo National Park
    Kept totally 202 elephants
    , 123 present (55,65)94 births65 relocated14 deathswild
    (map)
    Tumaren Ranch
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswildLaikipia


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