Elephants

  • elephant on Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • elephant on Ol Pejeta Conservancy

The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) population on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy varies dependent upon seasonal migration patterns.

The Conservancy incorporates corridors within its northern boundary fence to ensure wildlife connectivity to the greater Laikipia/Samburu ecosystem. These corridors allow free movement of all species on the Conservancy - except for rhinos - and are used heavily by elephant.

We estimate a total of 300 elephants on the Conservancy at any one time. Monitoring is maintained for known individuals that have in the past created problems by breaking though our periphery fences in search of maize and other crops on neighbouring small scale farms. To contain this problem Ol Pejeta has developed a number of innovative fence modifications. We have also shown that shortening the tusks on known “fence- breakers” reduces the rate of fence breakage very significantly.

For additional information on our Elephant Programme, please contact Martin Mulama at martin.mulama@olpejetaconservancy.org

  • elephant on Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • elephant on Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • elephant on Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Photo credits: Michael Dalton Smith (x2), Juan Pablo Moreiras (x2), Justine Cordingley