Elephants at wild locations in Kenya


28 wild locations has kept elephants in Kenya
There is presently 228 (102,120) 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:

28 wild locations has kept 350 elephants in Kenya

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

Elephants in wild locations228 (102,120) living122 (47,61) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  102 / 228 
 45%
 Female  120 / 228 
 53%
 Free contact  1 / 228  0%
 Protected contact  0 / 228  0%
 No contact  0 / 228  0%
 Unknown contact  3 / 228 
 1%
 wild  222 / 228 
 97%


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
    ADC Mutara Ranch
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswildLaikipia
    (map)
    Amboseli National Park
    Kept totally 185 elephants
    , 87 present (40,44)176 births17 relocated81 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 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births0 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
    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 32 elephants
    , 6 present (4,2)33 births22 relocated4 deathswildNarok
    (map)
    Rift Valley Province
    Meru National Park
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)3 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 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 19 elephants
    , 6 present (1,5)17 births7 relocated6 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 209 elephants
    , 129 present (57,69)101 births65 relocated15 deathswild
    (map)
    Tumaren Ranch
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswildLaikipia



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


    Elephant Encyclopedia and database
    ELEPHANT
    ENCYCLOPEDIA

    Established 1995
    ELEPHANT
    DATABASE
    Established 2006
    Search for keywords
    Your ip: 3.231.230.177