Elephant locations in Bangladesh

19 locations has kept elephants in Bangladesh

There is presently 43 (16,25) living elephants in locations in Bangladesh (in this database)

Region: Bangladesh is in this database included in asiaOther regions
Wild elephants:

Bangladesh has about 325 (min. 300, max. 350) wild elephants. Source:Islam et al. (2011)

Location holdings:

19 locations has kept 46 elephants in Bangladesh

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)

Elephants in locations43 (16,25) living3 (1,2) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  16 / 43 
 37%
 Female  25 / 43 
 58%
 Free contact  40 / 43 
 93%
 Protected contact  0 / 43  0%
 No contact  0 / 43  0%
 Unknown contact  1 / 43 
 2%
 wild  0 / 43  0%

1996: Population 1996 estimated to 200-250 (Santiapillai, IUCN 1996)

The human population explosion sparked intense competition for land and conflicts with elephants, which now live only in isolated areas. A lack of active conservation projects makes Bangladeshs elephants highly threatened.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Bangladesh conducted a survey on elephants in Bangladesh in 2004 that found 239 mammals, while another 83 in captive. The IUCN enlisted the biggest mammals in the forest as critically endangered in 2010.

Some 83 to 100 migratory elephants occasionally cross the border. Besides, there are 38 male and 56 female domesticated elephants used in logging and circus.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Facts about elephants in Bangladesh. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 09-25 at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Bangladesh. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Internal relevant links

NameElephant collectionTypePlaceRegion
The Lion Circus (Niranjan Sarker)
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 3 present (1,2)2 births0 relocated1 deathscircusDhaka
Alhaj Moinuddin
Kept totally 6 elephants
, 6 present (3,3)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateMaulvi Bazar
Alhaj Yakub Ali
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivate
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (1,2)1 births0 relocated0 deathszooGazipur
Bangladesh Forest Industries Development Corporation (BFIDC)
Kept totally 14 elephants
, 12 present (4,8)0 births2 relocated0 deathscampDhaka
Betbunia Police Special Training School
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateBetbunia
Daxmin Bangla Circus
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusSatkhira
Dhaka Mirpur Zoo
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooDhaka
Khorshed Ali
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateMaulvi Bazar
Laxmi Narayan Circus (Kamal Ratan Sarker)
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusDhaka
Mahiuddin Chowdhury
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsprivateMaulvi Bazar
Mashuk Ahmed
Kept totally 5 elephants
, 5 present (2,3)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateMaulvi Bazar
Rawshan Circus
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (1,2)1 births0 relocated0 deathscircusNilfamari
Red Star Circus (New Star Circus)
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 2 present (1,1)0 births1 relocated1 deathscircusBrahmanbariaChittagong Division, Brahmanbaria District
Royal Bengal Circus (Laxman Das Circus)
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusBarisal
Shamsuzzaman Ranu (Ranu Mahalder)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateMaulvi Bazar
Sonar Bangla Circus (Basanta Babu)
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusDhaka
Teknaf Game Reserve
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswildCoxs Bazar
The Bulbul Circus
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (1,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusBogra

Elephants born in Bangladesh without specified birth location

2 elephants with records of Bangladesh as birth or capture country.

NameSpeciesSexOriginBirthAgeCapturePresent locationDeath date
Bono RaniEMF20119Paphos Zoo
+ Shova Rani EMF20106Paphos Zoo2016
18
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