2018: Bhutan has 678 elephants, an increase from 513 elephants in 2011. This is according to the second edition of the National Elephant Survey. The report was launched yesterday in Sarpang coinciding with the World Elephant Day. The Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) conducted the survey.
2011: 513 (400-600). Confined to southern plains and foothills elephants are mostly seasonal migrants, crossing to Bhutan to escape Indias monsoons, and migrating back to India in summer. Source: Jigme & Williams (2011)
2010: A study conducted in 2010 in Samtse, Sarpang and Phipsoo estimates about 110 elephants in Samtse and 380 in Sarpang and Phipsoo wildlife sanctuary.