Elephant locations in Zimbabwe

32 locations has kept elephants in Zimbabwe

There is presently 81 (28,38) living elephants in locations in Zimbabwe (in this database)

Region: Zimbabwe is in this database included in africaOther regions
Wild elephants:

Zimbabwe has about over 60 000wild elephants. Source:

Location holdings:

32 locations has kept 99 elephants in Zimbabwe

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

Elephants in locations81 (28,38) living18 (12,2) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  28 / 81 
 35%
 Female  38 / 81 
 47%
 Free contact  50 / 81 
 62%
 Protected contact  0 / 81  0%
 No contact  0 / 81  0%
 Unknown contact  12 / 81 
 15%
 wild  8 / 81 
 10%

The elephants in Zimbabwe belongs to appendix II in CITES-convention.

The lates centuries saw some export of live elephants to China:
2012: a shipment of eight elephants was sent to China from Zimbabwe

2015-07: 27 wild elephants were shipped to Chinese zoos from Zimbabwe.

2018-12-23 a group of 35 elephants were exported to China.

Reference list

Koehl, D., Facts about elephants in Zimbabwe. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2020) available online retrieved at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Zimbabwe.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources, among others

Internal relevant links

  • The elephant database startpage. Statistics
  • News about elephants in Zimbabwe (From the sister site Elephant News)
  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Umfurudzi National Park
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 5 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathswildShamva
    Adventure Zone (Safari Par Excellence)
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births2 relocated3 deathscampVictoria Falls
    Antelope park
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 4 present (1,3)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooGweru
    Braeside Farm (Rory Hensman)
    Kept totally 24 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births24 relocated0 deathsprivateChinhoyi
    (map)
    Buck De Vries
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Chengeta Safari Lodge
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateSelous
    Clem Coetzee
    Kept totally 14 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births14 relocated0 deathsdealer
    Dombowiro Game Park (Ian Taylor)
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathsprivateBindura
    (map)
    Bindura DistrictMashonaland Central Province
    Dubane Ranch
    Kept totally 20 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births20 relocated0 deathswildGwanda
    Elephant Experience Victoria Falls
    Kept totally 18 elephants
    , 10 present (4,5)3 births7 relocated1 deathscampVictoria Falls
    Gonarezhou National Park
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births8 relocated0 deathswildChiredzi
    Gwayi River conservancy
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathswildGwayi
    Harare Elephant Nursery
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsorphanageHarareHarare
    Harare Lion Park
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooHarare
    Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve)
    Kept totally 109 elephants
    , 9 present (2,7)84 births100 relocated0 deathswildDete
    (map)
    Matabeleland North Provincewestern Zimbabwe
    Imire Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 3 present (2,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathssanctuaryWedze
    (map)
    Lion and Cheetah Park
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathszooHarare
    Malilangwe Conservation Trust
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathswildChiredzi south-eastern Zimbabwe
    Mwanga Lodge
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscampHarare
    Pamuzinda Safari Lodge
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 3 present (2,1)1 births3 relocated0 deathsprivateSelous
    Panda Masuie Forest
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathswild
    Sondelani Game Lodge
    Kept totally 34 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births30 relocated4 deathsprivateBulawayo
    The elephant camp (Wild Horizons)
    Kept totally 15 elephants
    , 13 present (6,7)2 births1 relocated1 deathscampVictoria Falls National Park
    The Elephant Company (Shearwater Adventures)
    Kept totally 23 elephants
    , 18 present (3,6)0 births2 relocated3 deathscampNakavango
    Umsweswe Ranch
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathsprivateKwekwe
    Umtshibi camp (Hwange NP Capture base)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (1,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathswildHwange National Park
    Victoria Falls National Park
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 5 present (3,2)0 births1 relocated0 deathswild
    Wild Horizons Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 23 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)3 births20 relocated2 deathscampVictoria Falls
    Zambezi Valley
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)4 births4 relocated0 deathscamp
    (map)
    Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN)
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 7 present (3,4)0 births0 relocated1 deathsorphanageHarare
    Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Managemen (ZimParks)
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathswildHarare
    (map)
    Zimbabwe unspecified location
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)3 births3 relocated0 deathswild
    (map)

    Elephants born in Zimbabwe without specified birth location

    5 elephants with records of Zimbabwe as birth or capture country.

    NameSpeciesSexOriginBirthAgeCapturePresent locationDeath date
    JimLAMwild?Camp Jabulani
    JoeLAMwild?Camp Jabulani
    NfuliLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
    MnuyatiLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
    SetombeLAFwild?Camp Jabulani


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