Theo Olivier

Theo Olivier

Kafue Release Facility Manager



Having grown up on a farm in South Africa, Theo has been living and working with animals his whole life. As well as being a competent facility and staff manager, Theo has eight years’ experience of managing elephants ranging from the ages of 2 months to 25 years old. Theo joined GRI in June 2014 and his knowledge of large elephant handling has proven an invaluable asset with the oldest of the EOP elephant orphans.

Theo on his roles with GRI:

I am the Manager for the EOP Kafue Release Facility based in the south of Kafue National Park. I live on-site with my wife to oversee all daily operations of the Release Facility, elephants and camp.

I enjoy working and living in the bush as it is very peaceful, but there are always challenges – so I know I will never get bored!