Elephants at temple locations in Kenya

Sorry, no records of temple elephants in Kenya.

Showing total number of locations

47 locations has kept elephants in Kenya
There is presently 446 (191,242) 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 628 elephants in Kenya

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

Elephants in locations446 (191,242) living182 (72,90) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  191 / 446 
 43%
 Female  242 / 446 
 54%
 Free contact  138 / 446 
 31%
 Protected contact  0 / 446  0%
 No contact  0 / 446  0%
 Unknown contact  4 / 446 
 1%
 wild  300 / 446 
 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 254 elephants
    , 138 present (54,80)238 births23 relocated93 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 17 elephants
    , 2 present (2,0)26 births14 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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