African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Tsavo National Park in Kenya

♀ Kainuk


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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 14 years old
Management:Wild elephant
Born:* 2009 wild
Birth place: in South Turkana National Reserve
Capture: 2011 Kainuk, Turkana
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Tsavo National Park, in Kenya

Date of arrival

Tsavo National Park
from DSWT Ithumba

DSWT Ithumba
from DSWT Nairobi nursery

2011-02-22DSWT Nairobi nursery
from Mount Elgon National Park Headquarters (Kenya)

2011-02-21Mount Elgon National Park Headquarters (Kenya)
from South Turkana National Reserve

Record history
History of updates2018-10-24: wild

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Kainuk is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Tsavo National Park, in Kenya.

Kainuk arrived to the Tsavo National Park unknown date, relocated from the DSWT Ithumba, in Kenya.

Kainuk lives together with 130 other elephants at the Tsavo National Park:

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Kainuk was born wild 2009 at South Turkana National Reserve, captured 2011 , captured at Kainuk, Turkana.

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Was found by tribemen next to her mother who is suspected to have died of the harsh drought conditions

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Kainuk, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Tsavo National Park in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7300. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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