Koya is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Marsabit National Reserve, in Kenya.
Koya arrived in 2020-05-00 to the Marsabit National Reserve, relocated from the Samburu National Reserve, in Kenya.
Koya was born wild 1997 at Kenya unspecified location.
2019: Since she was collared in 2019, Koya and her Herd
have moved through Melako, Sera and Biliqo Bulesa community conservancies in Samburu, Isiolo and southern Marsabit counties.
2021-05-14: A female elephant fitted with a GPS tracking collar has made a remarkable journey from Samburu to Marsabit in Northern Kenya - suggesting that elephants are starting to feel safe again.
Koya, aged 23, made the 48 mile trek with six of her family, traversing a danger zone once troubled by tribal conflict and Ivory
This is the first time a female elephant has ever been recorded making the journey. In 2008 a collared bull elephant named Shadrack made the journey in the opposite direction. Female elephants travel with their young and are therefore more risk-adverse, making Koya’s decision significant.
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