Elephants at orphanage locations in Kenya

11 orphanage locations has kept elephants in Kenya
There is presently 139 (62,74) living elephants in orphanage 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:

11 orphanage locations has kept 184 elephants in Kenya

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

Elephants in orphanage locations139 (62,74) living45 (19,21) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  62 / 139 
 45%
 Female  74 / 139 
 53%
 Free contact  137 / 139 
 99%
 Protected contact  0 / 139  0%
 No contact  0 / 139  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 139  0%
 wild  1 / 139 
 1%


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
    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
    Lukenya Field headquarters
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 4 present (1,3) 0 births1 relocated1 deathsorphanage
    (map)
    Mount Elgon National Park Headquarters (Kenya)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsorphanageMbale
    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 Park Orphanage
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsorphanageNairobi National Park
    Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
    Kept totally 16 elephants
    , 16 present (4,9) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsorphanageSereolipi
    (map)
    Samburu County
    Sheldricks elephant orphanage
    Kept totally 11 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births6 relocated5 deathsorphanageTsavo East National Park



    This document was updated: 2020-10-02 11:43:34



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