a whooping 500k to name an elephant; 1000 bob to adopt one - kws reveals.

Kenya's Tourism and Wildlife [photo courtesy]>

Kenya's Tourism and Wildlife [photo courtesy]

by Beatrice Ambasa June 22, 2021

Kenya's Tourism and Wildlife CS Najib Balala had on June 15 June launched an inaugural elephant naming festival in Amboseli National Park.

In a guidance report by KWS, one can adopt an elephant from as low as Ksh 1,000 for individuals and Ksh50 000 for corporates. However, for one to name the animal, they must donate a minimum of Kshs.500 000.

In addition, KWS says that there is no limit in the adoption and naming of the identified elephants as long as one can meet the cost indicated under each category.

The event, which was a first of its kind, aims to raise awareness over the conservation of elephants.

"Today's launch of the Magical Kenya Elephant Naming Festival will be remembered for long in the history of Kenya's elephant conservation efforts. It is an initiative that will help us scale up conservation of elephants even higher by ensuring that Kenyans and the world at large are a part of it," he said.

The event will be held on August 12th 2021, to coincide with World Elephant Day, giving individuals and organizations opportunities to adopt an elephant and contribute to its conservation and welfare.