Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Population Survey

Zimbabwe
Phenotype: Savanna (based on geographical location)
Data contributed by reuben@refleqt.co.za, last updated 07/01/2016
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17003 km²
Dryseason
Recorded at stratum level
Show aggregates
417
Chapoto
282km²
1082
Dande
991km²
594
Chewore II Hills
1058km²
1491
Chewore I
796km²
428
Sapi North
316km²
150
Sapi South
796km²
888
Mana I
319km²
1859
Mana II
1388km²
237
Mana Escarpment
462km²
1218
Chewore III
977km²
0
Mukwiche
337km²
153
Doma
991km²
348
Kanyurira
207km²
0
Chisunga
759km²
0
Kadze West
592km²
0
Kadze East
779km²
1356
Hurungwe
1208km²
1112
Rifa
615km²
85
Hurungwe I
673km²
36
North Charara
733km²
This dataset comprises aerial sample count data from a survey conducted in the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe, during August 2014. The survey was conducted using a Cessna 206, giving an estimated elephant population of 11 656 based on a coverage of 12.6% of the survey area of 17 003 km². This population estimate represents a 40% decline in elephant numbers since the previous survey in 2001. The all-carcass ratio was observed to be 5.8%. If it is assumed that all unidentified carcasses were in fact elephant carcasses, then the all-carcass ratio increases to 6.1%.
Source:Dunham, K. M., Mackie, C. S., & Nyaguse, G. (2015c). Aerial Survey of Elephants and other Large Herbivores in the Zambezi Valley (Zimbabwe): 2014 (p. 117). Harare, Zimbabwe: DRAFT.
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