Elephants at circus locations in Bangladesh

8 circus locations has kept elephants in Bangladesh

There is presently 13 (4,7) living elephants in circus 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:

8 circus locations has kept 15 elephants in Bangladesh

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

Elephants in circus locations13 (4,7) living2 (1,1) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  4 / 13 
 31%
 Female  7 / 13 
 54%
 Free contact  11 / 13 
 85%
 Protected contact  0 / 13  0%
 No contact  0 / 13  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 13  0%
 wild  0 / 13  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

NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
The Lion Circus (Niranjan Sarker)
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 3 present (1,2)2 births0 relocated1 deathscircusDhaka
Daxmin Bangla Circus
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusSatkhira
Laxmi Narayan Circus (Kamal Ratan Sarker)
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusDhaka
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
Sonar Bangla Circus (Basanta Babu)
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusDhaka
The Bulbul Circus
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (1,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusBogra


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