Elephant locations in Zimbabwe

28 locations has kept elephants in Zimbabwe

There is presently 74 (24,35) 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:

28 locations has kept 93 elephants in Zimbabwe

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

Elephants in locations74 (24,35) living19 (12,3) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  24 / 74 
 32%
 Female  35 / 74 
 47%
 Free contact  44 / 74 
 59%
 Protected contact  0 / 74  0%
 No contact  0 / 74  0%
 Unknown contact  12 / 74 
 16%
 wild  8 / 74 
 11%

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.

Sources, among others

  • http://zimparks.org/zimbabwe-parks-and-widlife-management-authority-zimparks-successfully-exports-35-african-elephants-to-china/

Internal relevant links

NameElephant collectionTypePlaceRegion
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 17 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births17 relocated0 deathsprivateChinhoyi
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
Dombawere Game Park (Ian Taylor)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateBindura
Dubane Ranch
Kept totally 20 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births20 relocated0 deathswildGwanda
Elephant Experience
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 National Park)
Kept totally 108 elephants
, 9 present (2,7)83 births99 relocated0 deathswild
Lion and Cheetah Park
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathszooHarare
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 (Basil Steyn)
Kept totally 34 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)2 births30 relocated4 deathsprivateBulawayo
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 22 elephants
, 1 present (1,0)2 births18 relocated3 deathscampVictoria Falls
Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary and Orphanage concession
Kept totally 12 elephants
, 9 present (4,5)1 births1 relocated2 deathscampVictoria Falls National Park
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

Elephants born in Zimbabwe without specified birth location

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

NameSpeciesSexOriginBirthAgeCapturePresent locationDeath date
TemboLAMwild1985-00-00331987Dresden Zoo
MashibiLAFwild198533Chiccoland Zoo (Wille-Kinderzoo)
unknownLAMwild?Dubai Safari Park
unknownLAFwild?Dubai Safari Park
unknownLAFwild?Dubai Safari Park
unknownLAFwild?Dubai Safari Park
CocoLAFwild201802018Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN)
BibiLAFwild1985331987Hodenhagen Serengeti-Park
Nosey (Tiny, Peanut)LAFwild1982361984Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
Tana (Tots)LAFwild198731ZooParc de Beauval
Juba (Jaba)LAFwild198731ZooParc de Beauval
ThandiLAFwild1980381982Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
JumsLAMwild1977-01-0141Cabarceno Zoo Obregon (Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno)
+ AmyLAFwild1987301987Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens2017-12-12
+ ButaLAFwild198332Noahs Ark Zoo Farm2015-05-11
+ MoyoLAFwild1981331983National Elephant Center U.S.A.2014-09-29
SabiLAFwild1985331987Plaisance du Touch - Zoo African Safari (Toulouse)
+ Miry LAFwild198134Fasano Zoosafari2015-05-18
BettyLAFwild198632Fasano Zoosafari
KaribaLAFwild198533Olmense Zoo
+ KundaLAMwild20120Mwanga Lodge2012-01-31
Kallie (June)LAFwild198236Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Shenga (Split nose)LAFwild198236Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Martika (Tika, Kiah)LAFwild198137Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Maus (Mouse)LAFwild1982361983Fuerteventura La Lajita Oasis Park
JoyceLAFwild1983351984Six Flags Wild Safari (Six Flags Great Adventure)
KambaLAFwild1980381982Dallas Zoo
TwiggyLAFwild1985331987Toledo Zoo
JackLAMwild199424Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
JohnLAMwild?2008Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
JessicaLAFwild199523Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
EmmaLAFwild?Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
NomalangaLAFwild?Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
Baby GirlLAFwild?Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
EmilyLAFwild?Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
MankubeLAFwild1999192008Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
MaryLAFwild198929Hwange National Park (Wankie National Park)
LindaLAFwild1986321988Poznan Zoo
KumburaLAFwild200711Camp Jabulani
SabiLAFwild198533Beekse Bergen Safaripark
Mthondo MbomwoLAMwild197543Okavango Delta
BetteLAFwild198236International Conservation Center
ErnaLAFwild1985331988Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw)
KenyaLAFwild198830Peaugres Safaripark
Jack (Jackson)LAMwild1976421978International Conservation Center
MalaikaLAFwild198632Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
GinaLAFwild1983351984Overton Park Zoo (Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium)
+ DumisaniLAMwild?Sondelani Game Lodge (Basil Steyn)2009-06-28
Duina (Duna, Mduena)LAFwild1983351983Fuerteventura La Lajita Oasis Park
MaggieLAFwild1980381981Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)
Artie (Aardvark)LAMwild1983351984North Carolina Zoo
TanyaLAFwild1979391981Cameron Park Waco Zoo
Samantha (Nekhanda)LAFwild198830North Carolina Zoo
KimbaLAFwild1982361984Lee Richardson Zoo
+ MafutaLAFwild1981-00-00341981Halle Zoo2015-11-11
MsichanaLAFwild1982361983Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
MokalaLAFwild1982361983Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
+ KrugerLAMwild198431Port Lympne Zoo2015-10-23
+ Wankie (Wanki)LAFwild1969361969Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo)2005-05-01
Star (Timba)LAFwild198236Montgomery Zoo
+ MaryLAFwild1985231986Montgomery Zoo2008-08-16
WankieLAFwild1981-06-15371983Monde Sauvage Safari, Aywaille
ChavarukaLAFcaptive-born2004-11-0714Zambezi Elephant Trails (Safari Par Excellence)
CalimeroLAMwild198038Beekse Bergen Safaripark
SandraLAFwild198038Platschow Elefantenhof (Sonni Frankello)
FloraLAFwild1982361982Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
RafikiLAFwild1981371983North Carolina Zoo
+ Tatima (Deteema)LAFwild1969351969Lincoln Park Zoo2004-10-15
MargeLAFwild198632ZooParc de Beauval
BopLAMwild196850Zambezi Elephant Trails (Safari Par Excellence)
MarulaLAMwild198335Zambezi Elephant Trails (Safari Par Excellence)
DannyLAMwild196850Zambezi Elephant Trails (Safari Par Excellence)
MadindaLAMwild198335Zambezi Elephant Trails (Safari Par Excellence)
LiwaLAFwild198335Zambezi Elephant Trails (Safari Par Excellence)
MashumbiLAFwild198335Zambezi Elephant Trails (Safari Par Excellence)
BenjaminLAMwild198434Thoiry Zoo (Parc de Thoiry)
UmtaliLAFwild1985331987Hodenhagen Serengeti-Park
SapiLAMwild198533Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris
SharuLAMwild198434Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris
Sebakwe (Sebekwe)LAMwild?Camp Jabulani
FishanLAMwild?Camp Jabulani
JimLAMwild?Camp Jabulani
ManaLAMwild198632Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris
JoeLAMwild?Camp Jabulani
DandeLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
NfuliLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
TokweLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
ChikwenyaLAFwild1985331988Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris
MnuyatiLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
LundiLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
SetombeLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
Bubi (Bubu)LAFwild?Camp Jabulani
Somapani (Semopane)LAFwild?Camp Jabulani
BelleLAFwild1981371983Riverbanks Zoological Park
Charley (Charlie)LAMwild1982-00-0036Pretoria Zoo
VashaLAFwild1985331986Disneys Animal Kingdom
+ DiggerLAMwild1983191984Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary2002-07-16
+ RasputinLAM1985211987Sevilla Exotic animals reserve Castillo de las Guardas2006-03-00
+ Dancer (Tuffy)LAFwild198317Fund for Animals Black Beauty Ranch2000-09-22
Jeannie (Jean)LAFwild1985331986Trunks and Humps (Bill Swain)
+ LunaLAFwild1984-19841984The Natural Bridge Zoo
Susie (Susy)LAFwild1986321988Serengeti Ranch
ShankarLAMwild199622New Delhi Zoo
+ VimbaiLAFwild1996-1996New Delhi Zoo
+ MyntrikLAFwild1984201987Peaugres Safaripark2004-01-30
OpalLAFwild1982361985Colchester Zoo
+ RosaLAFwild1983241985Colchester Zoo2007-11-06
+ IbalaLAFwild1979261981Disneys Animal Kingdom2005-05-13
RafikiLAFwild1979391981Disneys Animal Kingdom
PoriLAFwild1981371983Berlin-Friedrichsfelde Tierpark
+ WillieLAMwild1979301981Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary2009-08-00
+ MoxieLAMwild198423Animal Encounters (Doug Terranova)2007-01-16
+ AngelLAFwild1982161984T and T Camels (Tim Hendrickson)1998-01-30
+ MyFanwy (Baby)LAFwild1981161983Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park1997-02-00
+ Kiba (Chupa)LAFwild1982271984Nashville Zoo2009-12-17
+ Sid (Babar)LAMwild1981221984Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks)2003-08-07
+ DaleLAMwild1978251980Kansas City Zoo2003-11-03
+ MacombeLAFwild198727Tierpark Ströhen2014-09-08
+ IdaLAFwild1982171984Liebling Brothers Circus (Tommy Liebel)1999-03
MorulaLAFwild197741Living With Elephants (Douglas and Sandi Groves)
+ ZambesiLAFwild198728Tierpark Ströhen2015-06-22
Dunda (Medundamelli)LAFwild1969491971Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park)
+ ShabaLAFwild198431Knowsley Safari Park2015-07-00
+ MasaiLAFwild197915Knowsley Safari Park1994-11-18
Junot (Jeannot, Michael)LAMwild1983351983Hemmingford Parc Safari
CaroleLAFwild1983351983Hemmingford Parc Safari
+ Buster (Doc)LAMwild198221Ivory Haven Farm (Chuck Walters)2003-11-13
+ Teaha (Tia)LAFwild1982141984The Natural Bridge Zoo1996-01-00
DrumboLAFwild197444Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)
Savannah (Nan)LAFwild1983351985Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
+ Ellie Mae (Mae)LAFwild19856Audubon Zoo1991-11-05
AliceLAFwild1985331987Roger Williams Park Zoo
KateLAFwild1985331987Roger Williams Park Zoo
GinnyLAFwild1985331987Roger Williams Park Zoo
Donna (Eloise)LAFwild1980381982Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park)
+ SonnyLAMwild1982191984Popcorn Park Zoo2001-02-21
+ KasamaLAFwild19889Dudley Zoo1997-11-11
+ BalumbaLAFwild198816Platschow Elefantenhof (Sonni Frankello)2004-01-06
+ OlgaLAFwild1985241988Beekse Bergen Safaripark2009-08-20
+ ShibaLAFwild1985271988Beekse Bergen Safaripark2012-07-12
CarlaLAFwild1986321988Beekse Bergen Safaripark
+ CongoLAMwild198230Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez (Morelia zoo)2012-02-02
MundiLAFwild1982361984Mayaguez Zoo (Zoologico de Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Juan A. Rivero Zoo)
MalaLAFwild198533Platschow Elefantenhof (Sonni Frankello)
+ JuneLAFwild198514Plunkett Brothers Circus1999-01-27
+ DaisyLAFwild1984-1984Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
+ AnnaLAFwild198411Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park1995-04-01
+ Saba (Sabah)LAFwild1985-00-00251987Berlin-Friedrichsfelde Tierpark2010-10-13
+ UnknownLAFwild19853Steve Raines1988-00-00
+ RoseyLAFwild197317Howletts Wild Animal Park1990-09-07
MikkiLAFwild1985331986Louisville Zoo
+ RhodesLAMwild198313Double M Ranch (Arthur T. Brown)1996-11-00
+ LindaLAFwild1982191984Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris)2001
RebaLAFwild1983351984Double M Ranch (Arthur T. Brown)
+ DottieLAFwild198226Atlanta Zoo2008-10-27
TaraLAFwild1982361984Atlanta Zoo
+ Zimba IILAFwild198510Duisburg Zoo1995-09-22
+ MugsyLAFwild1983-19831984Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
LauraLAFwild198236Ivory Haven Farm (Chuck Walters)
+ BarbaraLAFwild198222Culpepper and Merriweather Circus2004-01-00
+ JuneLAFwild1982171984Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks)1999-10-05
KeniaLAFwild198335Circus Krone
+ EllkaLAFwild1981-19811983Jurgen C. Schulz
IvoryLAFwild1982361984Indianapolis Zoo
MajaLAFwild1981-00-0037Bojnice Zoo
GulaLAFwild1981-00-0037Bojnice Zoo
+ WankieLAFwild1982321984Kronberg Zoo2014-11-16
ZimbaLAFwild1982361984Kronberg Zoo
TembiLAFwild1982-00-0036Brian Boswells Circus
+ SandrinLAFwild198329Circus Krone2012-06-18
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
+ unknownLAwild0Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
Mwana MashonaLAFwild1982361983Magdeburg Zoo
UmbuLAFwild1981371983Dvur Kralove Zoo
+ SetaLAFwild198120Dvur Kralove Zoo2001-09-23
+ AliLAMwild198024Kronberg Zoo2004-01-19
+ BoomerLAFwild198151983Columbus Zoo and Aquarium1986-06-22
+ LucyLAFwild1980-19801981Jurgen C. Schulz
LeaLAFwild1978401980Kansas City Zoo
LoisLAFwild1978401980Kansas City Zoo
Tasha (Natasha)LAFwild1976-12-00421978Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Renee (Mbili)LAFwild1979391981Toledo Zoo
+ Tembo (Loren)LAFwild197915Toledo Zoo1994-12-20
+ AhmedLAMwild1979131981Abilene Zoo1992-03-31
+ MachitoLAMwild1980321981Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)2012-07-03
ArubaLAFwild1979391981Kronberg Zoo
+ MojaLAFwild1979121981Dallas Zoo1991-11-12
+ MbiliLAFwild19795Dallas Zoo1984-10-29
+ Zimbabwe (Zimba)LAFwild197817Welsh Mountain Zoo1995-07-12
+ ShibiLAFwild1977-01-0141Howletts Wild Animal Park2018-05-00
+ MendavuLAFwild1969141969San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)1983-09-19
+ NyamandhlovuLAFwild197041971San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)1974-04-30
+ ShapiLAFwild196923San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)1992-04-09
+ Dashi (Dagi)LAFwild196848Berlin-Friedrichsfelde Tierpark2016-09-18
+ Jumbolino (Bubbles)LAMwild196217Chester Zoo1979
+ BimboLAMwild?Boras Zoo1977-00-00
+ CarlLAMwild192114Berlin Zoo1935
+ unknownLCMwild?Berlin Zoo1917-06-23
JavaLAMwild197741Fasano Zoosafari
+ BandulaLAMwild198230Natal Zoological Gardens & Lion Park2012-10-11
UnknownLAMwild198137Pamuzinda Safari Lodge
+ ClemLAMwild?Adventure Zone (Safari Par Excellence)2008-03-19
MalaikaLAFwild1987311989EARS (Elephants of Africa Rescue Society)
BettyLAFwild?Rene Casselly
AidaLAFwild197741Fasano Zoosafari
UnknownLAFwild198137Pamuzinda Safari Lodge
ChambaLAFwild1979391981Taipei Zoo
+ Anna LouiseLAFwild1981361981Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini)2017?
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