Endangered & Threatened Species
Ol Jogi strives to provide a protected and secure habitat for all wildlife but its main efforts are indeed placed on endangered and threatened species which include but are not limited to the following:
Eastern Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis ssp. michaeli)
The total world Black Rhino population is estimated at 5,055 as at December 2012 (AfRSG data December 2012). The estimate for the total world population of Eastern Black Rhino is 799 based on AfRSG data 2012. Kenya is the largest stronghold of the Eastern Black Rhino and Ol Jogi plays a critical role in providing space with capacity to host and protect them. 45 black rhinos are hosted at Ol Jogi.
Southern White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum ssp. simum)
There are now only two remaining subspecies of White Rhinos left in the world being the Northern White and the Southern White. The Southern White Rhinos where we host 19 individuals at Ol Jogi have recovered very well with a global population now estimated at 20,405 (AfRSG data 2012).
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
The known world cheetah population is estimated at 7,500 adult animals. A decline of 30% is estimated in the past 18 years and the primary threat is said to be habitat loss and fragmentation. Ol Jogi counts approximately ten cheetahs.
African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus)
It is estimated that only 3,000 – 5,500 free-ranging Wild Dogs remain in Africa. Three different packs of Wild Dogs frequent Ol Jogi. One comprises about 47 individuals whilst the other two packs number approximately 23 and 19 respectively.
Lion (Panthera leo)
The current estimated global population is only 20,000 – 25,000 with Kenya’s population standing at 2,000 – 2,500. Three prides of lions frequent Ol Jogi and though they all migrate in and out of the property and sometimes fragment into smaller groups, the total population numbers approximately 45 animals.
Reticulated Giraffe (G. c reticulate)
The Reticulated Giraffe is one of nine currently recognized sub-species of savannah giraffe. It is not the least numerous but with a decrease in numbers of at least 80% in the last 10 years alone, it is probably the sub-species in most rapid decline. (Giraffe Conservation Foundation). It is estimated that only 3,000 – 5,000 remain in the wild and Ol Jogi currently hosts approximately 10% of the world’s population.
Despite relatively little genetic distinction and varying levels of subdivision amongst hartebeest populations in Kenya, the morphological differences suggest that the “Laikipia” Hartebeest have evolved differently from other populations with Lewel morphology. Ol Jogi has a population of approximately 200.
Grevy’s Zebra (Equus grevyi)
Total population estimates for Grevy’s Zebra in the wild stand at 1,966 – 2,447 (B. Low pers. comm. 2008; F. Kebede pers. comm. 2008). It is likely that the population of 290 – 350 individuals at Ol Jogi is one of the largest remaining sub-populations remaining in the world. Research is ongoing at Ol Jogi to determine the relative importance of this sub-population, but currently, it is undisputed that our population is of critical importance for the recovery and survival of the species. Approximately 15% of the world’s population is on Ol Jogi.
||Ol Jogi Population||Global Contribution %|
|Eastern Black Rhino||Critically Endangered||45||6.22|
|Southern White Rhino||Near Threatened||19||0.09|
|African Wild Dog||Endangered||~90||~1.8|
|Reticulated Giraffe||Least Concern||~400||~10|
|Laikipia Hartebeest||Least Concern||~200||~10|