Elephants at private locations in Zimbabwe


7 private locations has kept elephants in Zimbabwe
There is presently 3 (2,1) living elephants in private 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:

7 private locations has kept 7 elephants in Zimbabwe

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

Elephants in private locations3 (2,1) living4 (4,0) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  2 / 3 
 67%
 Female  1 / 3 
 33%
 Free contact  3 / 3 
 100%
 Protected contact  0 / 3  0%
 No contact  0 / 3  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 3  0%
 wild  0 / 3  0%

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.


Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Zimbabwe. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2021) 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
    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
    Dombowiro Game Park (Ian Taylor)
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathsprivateBindura
    (map)
    Bindura DistrictMashonaland Central Province
    Pamuzinda Safari Lodge
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 3 present (2,1)1 births3 relocated0 deathsprivateSelous
    Sondelani Game Lodge
    Kept totally 34 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births30 relocated4 deathsprivateBulawayo
    Umsweswe Ranch
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathsprivateKwekwe

    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
    SetombeLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
    NfuliLAFwild?Camp Jabulani
    MnuyatiLAFwild?Camp Jabulani



    This document was updated: 2018-11-17 00:58:38


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