This is a list of animal orphanages in Kenya. Animal orphanages are establishments that provide the necessary care to orphaned, abandoned, injured or endangered wild animals. They serve as treatment and rehabilitation centres for wild animals which are at times put up for adoption. Most of the orphanages in Kenya provide refuge for wild animals such as elephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes, monkeys and many more.
Here is a list of animal orphanages in Kenya.
The orphanage is located in Nairobi National Park. It serves as a treatment and rehabilitation centre for wild animals. It hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, monkeys, baboons and buffalos.
2. Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy
It is located inside Mt Kenya Safari Club. There is an animal orphanage at the conservancy. The orphanage is a unique facility to give orphaned, injured, neglected, abused or frightened wild animals a second chance. It provides shelter and professional care with the goal to release the creatures back into the wild where they belong.
3. Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a leading conservation organization that rescues and rehabilitates orphaned infant elephants and rhinos in East Africa. It also puts up the animals for adoption. The nursery is located inside the western end of Nairobi National Park.
4. Maralal Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary hosts an animal orphanage that provides care and shelter to orphaned or injured animals. The management of the sanctuary offers the opportunity to volunteer alongside their professionals at the animal orphanage. It is located inside Maralal Safari Lodge.
5. Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
The sanctuary is located at Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in the north of Sereolipi in Samburu County. It is the first community-owned and run elephant orphanage in Africa. The sanctuary which was established in 2016 takes in orphaned and abandoned elephants calves with the aim of releasing them back into the wild herds adjoining Reteti.
6. Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
The sanctuary is located on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kisumu City. It conserves impalas (the rare Sitatunga antelope), buffalos, giraffes, cheetahs and several primate species.
7. Ngulia Sanctuary
It is located in Tsavo West National park. It conserves more than 80 highly endangered black rhinos.
The sanctuary is located off Kiembeni Road in Mombasa, approximately four kilometres from the Bamburi Cement Factory. It is home to different bird species, giraffes, elands, waterbucks, elands and antelopes.
11. Kalama Conservancy
It is located along the Isiolo-Marsabit Road in Samburu County. The conservancy is home to orphaned elephants, Grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes, cheetahs, leopards, lesser kudu and wild dogs.
12. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
The Conservancy is located in Isiolo. It is home to the highly endangered black rhinos, Grevy’s zebras and sitatungas. Lewa prides itself on being East Africa’s pioneer endangered species sanctuary.