Elephant locations in Bangladesh

21 locations has kept elephants in Bangladesh

There is presently 44 (16,26) 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. 268, max. 361) wild elephants. Source:Islam et al. (2011)

Location holdings:

21 locations has kept 47 elephants in Bangladesh

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

Elephants in locations44 (16,26) living3 (1,2) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  16 / 44 
 36%
 Female  26 / 44 
 59%
 Free contact  41 / 44 
 93%
 Protected contact  0 / 44  0%
 No contact  0 / 44  0%
 Unknown contact  1 / 44 
 2%
 wild  0 / 44  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.

2004: 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.

2010: 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 captive elephants used in logging and circus.

2016: Current study found 268 resident wild elephants, 93 migratory elephants and 96 captive
elephants in Bangladesh.

Reference list

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

Sources, among others

Internal relevant links

  • The elephant database startpage. Statistics
  • News about elephants in Bangladesh (From the sister site Elephant News)
  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    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
    Bangladesh unspecified location
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)3 births3 relocated0 deathsprivate
    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
    Dulal Chandra Roy
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateLohagara Upazila
    (map)
    Narail DistrictKhulna DivisionSouth-western Bangladesh
    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


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