Elephants at private locations in Bangladesh


9 private locations has kept elephants in Bangladesh
There is presently 14 (7,7) living elephants in private 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:

9 private locations has kept 14 elephants in Bangladesh

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

Elephants in private locations14 (7,7) living0 (0,0) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  7 / 14 
 50%
 Female  7 / 14 
 50%
 Free contact  14 / 14 
 100%
 Protected contact  0 / 14  0%
 No contact  0 / 14  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 14  0%
 wild  0 / 14  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.


Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Bangladesh. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2021) 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Shamsuzzaman Ranu (Ranu Mahalder)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateMaulvi Bazar



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