Elephants at orphanage locations in Kenya


9 orphanage locations has kept elephants in Kenya
There is presently 135 (63,72) 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:

9 orphanage locations has kept 173 elephants in Kenya

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

Elephants in orphanage locations135 (63,72) living38 (16,19) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  63 / 135 
 47%
 Female  72 / 135 
 53%
 Free contact  133 / 135 
 99%
 Protected contact  0 / 135  0%
 No contact  0 / 135  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 135  0%
 wild  1 / 135 
 1%


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


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
    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 99 elephants
    , 45 present (27,18)0 births50 relocated4 deathsorphanageTsavo East National Park
    (map)
    Eastern Province
    David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
    Kept totally 233 elephants
    , 14 present (8,6)0 births189 relocated30 deathsorphanageNairobi
    (map)
    David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust 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
    , 5 present (2,3)0 births1 relocated0 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 12 elephants
    , 12 present (4,8)0 births0 relocated0 deathsorphanageSereolipi
    (map)
    Samburu County



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