Elephants at wild locations in Kenya

29 wild locations has kept elephants in Kenya
There is presently 307 (129,168) living elephants in wild 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:

29 wild locations has kept 444 elephants in Kenya

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

Elephants in wild locations307 (129,168) living137 (53,69) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  129 / 307 
 42%
 Female  168 / 307 
 55%
 Free contact  1 / 307  0%
 Protected contact  0 / 307  0%
 No contact  0 / 307  0%
 Unknown contact  4 / 307 
 1%
 wild  299 / 307 
 97%


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)
    Buffalo Springs National Reserve
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathswild
    (map)
    Chyulu Hills National Park
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 4 births4 relocated1 deathswildKibwezi
    (map)
    Makeuni County, South Eastern Kenya
    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
    Kenya unspecified location
    Kept totally 18 elephants
    , 2 present (2,0) 27 births15 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
    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 Kenya forest
    Kept totally 12 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 10 births6 relocated6 deathswildMount Kenya
    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 Pejeta Conservancy
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 3 births5 relocated0 deathswildNanyuki
    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
    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
    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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