Elephants at circus locations in Cambodia

Sorry, no records of circus elephants in Cambodia.

Showing total number of locations

51 locations has kept elephants in Cambodia

There is presently 69 (14,53) living elephants in locations in Cambodia (in this database)

Elephants at circus  locations in Cambodia

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

Cambodia has about 425 (min. 250, max. 600) wild elephants. Source:Maltby & Bourchier (2011)

Location holdings:

51 locations has kept 127 elephants in Cambodia

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

Elephants in locations69 (14,53) living58 (14,27) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  14 / 69 
 20%
 Female  53 / 69 
 77%
 Free contact  59 / 69 
 86%
 Protected contact  0 / 69  0%
 No contact  1 / 69 
 1%
 Unknown contact  4 / 69 
 6%
 wild  0 / 69  0%

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)



Captive population


There is 121 captive elephants (Jack Highwood, 2011)

During the Pol Pot regime, some domesticated elephants reverted to a wild state. Very few wild elephants were captured during the period 1980 to 2000, according to local people in Mondulkiri.

Mondulkiri


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)

Reference list

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

Sources, among others

Internal relevant links

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  • News about elephants in Cambodia (From the sister site Elephant News)
  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Airavata Elephant Foundation
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathssanctuaryLabang I commune
    (map)
    Lumphat DistrictRatanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Angkor Wat
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscampSiem ReapSiem Reap Province
    Angkor Wat elephants
    Kept totally 26 elephants
    , 8 present (1,7)1 births11 relocated7 deathscampSiem Reap
    (map)
    Siem Reap Province
    Battambong province unspecified
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 3 present (1,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateBattambong province
    Boransotha elephant community
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated1 deathscampSen Moronom
    (map)
    Mondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Bousra village elephant camp
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births2 relocated2 deathsvillageSen Monorom
    (map)
    Pich Chenda districtMondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Choeung Tieng
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateSen MonoromMondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Chreum Chrun
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateKrang TesPech Chreada districtMondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Elephant Sanctuary Cambodia
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 3 present (0,3)0 births0 relocated1 deathssanctuarySiem Reap Province
    Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
    Kept totally 23 elephants
    , 10 present (1,9)0 births9 relocated4 deathssanctuarySen MonoromMondulkiri province
    John S. McCain Jr.
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivatePhnom PenhKandal Province
    Kampong Speu Province unspecified location
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateKampong SpeuKampong Speu province
    Kampot Teuk Chhou zoo
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathszooKampot
    (map)
    Kampot province
    Katieng Waterfall (Phume Kateung) elephant village
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births4 relocated0 deathsvillageLabang I commune
    (map)
    Lumphat DistrictRatanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Keo Oum
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births2 relocated3 deathsprivateSeda. LumphatRatanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)5 births0 relocated4 deathswildSenmonorom Mondulkiri and Kratié provinces
    Khmer Rouge cadres labour camp
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscampCardamom Mountains
    Koh Kong Province
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births2 relocated0 deathswildKoh KongKoh Kong province
    Kratie forest
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)3 births3 relocated0 deathsprivate
    (map)
    Kratie province
    Kratie province unspecified location
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateKratieKratie province
    Kulen Elephant Forest
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 8 present (2,6)0 births0 relocated1 deathssanctuarySiem ReapSiem Reap Province
    Lon Nol
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Lumphat unspecified location
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivate
    (map)
    Lumphat DistrictRatanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Mekong Island Zoo
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated0 deathszooPhnom PenhKandal Province
    Mob Sreng
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateSre Ampoum communePech Chreada districtMondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Moe Chan
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated4 deathsprivateMondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Mondulkiri Project Elephant Sanctuary
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 5 present (0,5)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampSen MoronomMondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Mondulkiri province unspecified forest
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)3 births0 relocated4 deathswildMondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Mondulkiri province unspecified location
    Kept totally 24 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)2 births21 relocated2 deathszooMondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Mr Khan
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateKampotKampot province
    Pan Oach
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated3 deathsprivateSeda. LumphatLumphat DistrictRatanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Phnom Penh royal palace (Preah Barum Reachea Veang Chaktomuk)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathsprivatePhnom PenhKandal Province
    Phnom Penh Safari World
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 5 present (2,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooPhnom Penh
    (map)
    Kandal Province
    Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births1 relocated0 deathswildKratie
    (map)
    Mondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC)
    Kept totally 10 elephants
    , 5 present (2,3)0 births1 relocated4 deathszooPhnom TamaoTakeo province
    Phum Thmay village
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathsvillageBanlung
    (map)
    Ratanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Phume Kaplaeng elephant village
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)3 births2 relocated2 deathscampLabang I communeLumphat DistrictRatanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Poulong elephant village
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 5 present (0,5)0 births2 relocated0 deathsvillageSen MoronomMondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Preah Monivong National Park (Phnom Bokor National Park)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswildKampotKampot province
    Prey Long forest
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births0 relocated1 deathswildKratie province
    Prom Song
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births2 relocated4 deathsprivateKampung Speau province
    Putang village elephant camp
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 4 present (1,3)0 births1 relocated4 deathsvillagePutang
    (map)
    Mondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Ratanakiri Province unspecified
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivate
    (map)
    Ratanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Se Phoeun
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateMon village Kampong Speu province
    Sen Moronom waterfall elephant camp
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births1 relocated0 deathscampSen MoronomMondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Sin Sorn
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births6 relocated0 deathsprivatePhnom PenhKandal Province
    Thi Oum
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateSeda. Lumphat
    (map)
    Lumphat DistrictRatanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Tol
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivate
    (map)
    Lumphat DistrictRatanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Vey Tey
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateSeda. Lumphat
    (map)
    Lumphat DistrictRatanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Wat Phnom
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathstemplePhnom PenhKandal Province
    Wildaid Cambodia (Military camp)
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated1 deathscampPhnom PenhKandal Province


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