Elephant locations in Cambodia

53 locations has kept elephants in Cambodia

There is presently 69 (15,52) living elephants in locations in Cambodia in this database

Cambodia
Cambodia
Region: Cambodia is in this database included in asia
Wild elephants: Cambodia has about 425 (min. 250, max. 600) wild elephants. Source:Maltby & Bourchier (2011)
Location holdings: 53 locations has kept 130 elephants in Cambodia

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)
Elephants in locations69 (15,52) living 61 (15,29) dead
Map above: Elephant distribution (yellow) in Cambodia. Source: Fauna and Flora International, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Wild population


2011: The present numbers of wild elephants has been correlated to DNA studies of feaces, a project supported by Fauna and Flora International, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

2006: surveys that collected DNA from elephant dung in Seima Protection Forest revealed a population of approximately 116 animals within the protected area — but not a single elephant was seen during the study.

1999: 500-1000 (Osborn and Vinton, 1999)

1995: 2 000 (Kemf and Jackson, 1995)

2021: It is estimated that about 300 elephants live in the protected areas of Mondulkiri province, and some of these are trans-boundary, moving hence and forth between Mondulkiri and Yok Don, in Dak Lak, Vietnam. Theres elephants in two locations in Ratanakiri province, some 30 elephants in Ou Ya Dav National Park, and some more in Stoeng ta pok close to Ta Veng. Close to D’dar Poom Chop in Virachey National Park, a small group of elephants were reported by Gregory Edward McCann, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, in 2016, who seems to be a a trans-boundary herd, migrating hence and forth to Laos.



Captive population


Traditionally, the Bunong people of northern Cambodia capured, tamed and trained elephants, who was then keptas beats of burden, or sold to tribes like the Brau people.

During the Pol Pot regime, a lot of elephants were confiscated by the Khmer Roughe but some of the tame elephants reverted to a wild state. Very few wild elephants were captured during the period 1980 to 2000, according to local people in Mondulkiri.

2011: 121 captive elephants (Jack Highwood, 2011)

Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri


In l999, Mondulkiri provincial DFW officials recorded 93 elephants, but by 2000 the number had declined to 83 elephants. These ten elephants lost between 1999 and 2000 were in fact sent to Siem Reap. According to the last double check conducted by Mondulkiri DFW in June to July 2001, 91 domesticated elephants were recorded. Others were possibly sold to Thailand and Viet Nam between l999 and 2000. During this period, six calf elephants were captured, ranging in age from 6 months to five years old, according to provincial DFW sources.(FAO) At Catieng water fall, outside Banlung in Ratanakiri, 3 elephants remain.


Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Cambodia. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2021) available online retrieved 2021-12-06 at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Cambodia.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources, among others


Internal relevant links



NameElephant collectionPlace
Airavata Elephant Foundation
(camp) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 3 present (2,1) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsLabang I commune
(map)Lumphat District Ratanakiri Province northeast Cambodia
Angkor Villa Hotel
(private) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsSiem Reap
Angkor Wat
(camp) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsSiem Reap
(map) Siem Reap Province
Angkor Wat elephants
(camp) Kept totally 29 elephants
, 4 present (1,3) 1 births17 relocated8 deathsSiem Reap
(map) Siem Reap Province
Battambong province unspecified
(private) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (1,2) 0 births0 relocated0 deaths
(map) Battambong province
Boransotha elephant community
(camp) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 2 present (0,2) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsSen Moronom
(map) Mondulkiri province northeast Cambodia
Bou Sra village
(village) Kept totally 5 elephants
, 1 present (1,0) 0 births2 relocated2 deathsSen Monorom
(map)Pich Chenda district Mondulkiri province northeast Cambodia
Cambodia unspecified location
(wild) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 5 births4 relocated0 deaths
(map)
Choeung Tieng
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsSen Monorom
(map) Mondulkiri province northeast Cambodia
Chreum Chrun
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsKrang Tes
(map)Pech Chreada district Mondulkiri province northeast Cambodia
Elephant Sanctuary Cambodia
(sanctuary) Kept totally 5 elephants
, 3 present (1,2) 0 births0 relocated2 deaths
(map) Siem Reap Province
Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
(sanctuary) Kept totally 23 elephants
, 10 present (1,9) 0 births9 relocated4 deathsSen Monorom Mondulkiri province
John S. McCain Jr.
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsPhnom Penh Kandal Province
Kampong Speu Province unspecified location
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsKampong Speu Kampong Speu province
Kampot Teuk Chhou zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsKampot
(map) Kampot province
Katieng Waterfall (Phume Kateung) elephant village
(village) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 1 births4 relocated0 deathsLabang I commune
(map)Lumphat District Ratanakiri Province northeast Cambodia
Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
(wild) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 5 births0 relocated4 deathsSenmonorom Mondulkiri and Kratié provinces
Kham Pohr
(private) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 2 births1 relocated3 deathsSeda. Lumphat Ratanakiri Province northeast Cambodia
Khmer Rouge cadres labour camp
(camp) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsCardamom Mountains
Koh Kong Province
(wild) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 1 births2 relocated0 deathsKoh Kong Koh Kong province
Kratie forest
(private) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 2 births2 relocated0 deaths
(map) Kratie province
Kratie province unspecified location
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsKratie Kratie province
Kulen Elephant Forest
(sanctuary) Kept totally 14 elephants
, 13 present (2,11) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsSiem Reap
(map) Siem Reap Province
Lon Nol
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deaths
Lumphat unspecified location
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deaths
(map)Lumphat District Ratanakiri Province northeast Cambodia
Mekong Island Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births3 relocated0 deathsPhnom Penh Kandal Province
Meul Hén
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsBanlungLumphat District
Mob Sreng
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsSre Ampoum commune
(map)Pech Chreada district Mondulkiri province northeast Cambodia
Moe Chan
(private) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated4 deaths Mondulkiri province northeast Cambodia
Mondulkiri Project Elephant Sanctuary
(camp) Kept totally 5 elephants
, 4 present (0,4) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsSen Moronom Mondulkiri province northeast Cambodia
Mondulkiri province unspecified location
(zoo) Kept totally 32 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 8 births25 relocated6 deaths
(map) Mondulkiri province northeast Cambodia
Mr Khan
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsKampot Kampot province
Pan Oach
(private) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated3 deathsSeda. LumphatLumphat District Ratanakiri Province northeast Cambodia
Phnom Penh royal palace
(private) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated1 deathsPhnom Penh
(map) Kandal Province
Phnom Penh Safari World
(zoo) Kept totally 5 elephants
, 5 present (2,1) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsPhnom Penh
(map) Kandal Province
Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary
(wild) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 1 births1 relocated0 deathsKratie
(map) Mondulkiri province northeast Cambodia
Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC)
(zoo) Kept totally 10 elephants
, 5 present (2,3) 0 births1 relocated4 deathsPhnom Tamao
(map) Takeo province
Phum Thmay village
(village) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsBanlung
(map) Ratanakiri Province northeast Cambodia
Phume Kaplaeng elephant village
(camp) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 3 births2 relocated2 deathsLabang I communeLumphat District Ratanakiri Province northeast Cambodia
Poulong elephant village
(village) Kept totally 7 elephants
, 5 present (0,5) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsSen Moronom Mondulkiri province northeast Cambodia
Preah Monivong National Park (Phnom Bokor National Park)
(wild) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsKampot Kampot province
Prey Long forest
(wild) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deaths Kratie province
Prom Song
(private) Kept totally 7 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 0 births2 relocated4 deaths Kampung Speau province
Putang village elephant camp
(village) Kept totally 9 elephants
, 4 present (1,3) 0 births1 relocated4 deathsPutang
(map) Mondulkiri province northeast Cambodia
Ratanakiri Province unspecified
(private) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 1 births2 relocated0 deaths
(map) Ratanakiri Province northeast Cambodia
Savat Oum
(private) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsSeda. Lumphat
(map)Lumphat District Ratanakiri Province northeast Cambodia
Se Phoeun
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsMon village Kampong Speu province
Sen Moronom waterfall elephant camp
(camp) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsSen Moronom Mondulkiri province northeast Cambodia
Sin Sorn
(private) Kept totally 6 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births6 relocated0 deathsPhnom Penh
(map) Kandal Province
Tol
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (1,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deaths
(map)Lumphat District Ratanakiri Province northeast Cambodia
Vey Tey
(private) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsSeda. Lumphat
(map)Lumphat District Ratanakiri Province northeast Cambodia
Wat Phnom
(temple) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsPhnom Penh
(map) Kandal Province
Wildaid Cambodia (Military camp)
(camp) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated1 deathsPhnom Penh Kandal Province



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