African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) in Kenya

♂ Alamaya

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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Masai Mara
Capture: Purungat area, near the Mara Bridge in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
Locations - owners
Present / last location:DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), in Kenya

Date of arrival

2016-05-29DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest)
from DSWT Nairobi nursery

2015-03-18DSWT Nairobi nursery
from Masai Mara

Record history
History of updates2021-08-22

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Alamaya is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), in Kenya.

Alamaya arrived in 2016-05-29 to the DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest), relocated from the DSWT Nairobi nursery, in Kenya.


Alamaya lives together with 11 other elephants at the DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest):

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♀ Enkesha
  2. 2. ♂ Faraja born 2012-01-28
  3. 3. ♂ Jasiri (albino) born 2011-12-10
  4. 4. ♀ Lima Lima born 2012
  5. 5. ♀ Murera born 2009-08-00
  6. 6. ♂ Mwashoti born 2012
  7. 7. ♂ Ngasha born 2012
  8. 8. ♀ Quanza born 2009
  9. 9. ♀ Sonje born 2011-04-20
  10. 10. ♀ Ziwa
  11. 11. ♀ Zongoloni born 2012?


Alamaya was born wild at Masai Mara, captured at Purungat area, near the Mara Bridge in the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

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ALAMAYA was rescued from the Masai Mara late on the evening of 17th March 2015, found alone, ALAMAYA arrived to our Nursery in darkness, with terrible wounds to the genital area caused by a Hyena, which had also bitten off ALAMAYA’s tail!

Initially we always thought Alamaya was a female, and our first reports indicated as much, but an operation on the 3rd of July, three months after his rescue, was performed to help cut away scar tissue which was inhabiting Alamaya urinating properly. Early on in the operation it was discovered that Alamaya was a he, so severe were his injuries that nothing remained that could obviously indicate that. So on the 3rd of July our little she turned into a he.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Alamaya, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at DSWT Umani Springs (Kibwezi Forest) in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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