Elephants at private locations in Cambodia


23 private locations has kept elephants in Cambodia
There is presently 7 (2,5) living elephants in private locations in Cambodia (in this database)

Elephants at private  locations in <span style=Cambodia' src=images/Cambodia-Elephant-Records-1.jpg width="800" height="566" >

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:

23 private locations has kept 25 elephants in Cambodia

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

Elephants in private locations7 (2,5) living18 (5,3) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  2 / 7 
 29%
 Female  5 / 7 
 71%
 Free contact  3 / 7 
 43%
 Protected contact  0 / 7  0%
 No contact  0 / 7  0%
 Unknown contact  1 / 7 
 14%
 wild  0 / 7  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 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.

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)


Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, 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

  • The elephant database startpage. Statistics
  • News about elephants in Cambodia (From the sister site Elephant News)

  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Battambong province unspecified
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 3 present (1,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivate
    (map)
    Battambong province
    Choeung Tieng
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateSen Monorom
    (map)
    Mondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Chreum Chrun
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateKrang Tes
    (map)
    Pech Chreada districtMondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    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
    Kham Pohr
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births1 relocated3 deathsprivateSeda. LumphatRatanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Kratie forest
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births2 relocated0 deathsprivate
    (map)
    Kratie province
    Kratie province unspecified location
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateKratieKratie 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
    Meul Hén
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateBanlungLumphat District
    Mob Sreng
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateSre Ampoum commune
    (map)
    Pech Chreada districtMondulkiri provincenortheast Cambodia
    Moe Chan
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated4 deathsprivateMondulkiri 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
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathsprivatePhnom Penh
    (map)
    Kandal Province
    Prom Song
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births2 relocated4 deathsprivateKampung Speau province
    Ratanakiri Province unspecified
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births2 relocated0 deathsprivate
    (map)
    Ratanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Savat Oum
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsprivateSeda. Lumphat
    (map)
    Lumphat DistrictRatanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Se Phoeun
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateMon village Kampong Speu province
    Sin Sorn
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births6 relocated0 deathsprivatePhnom Penh
    (map)
    Kandal Province
    Tol
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivate
    (map)
    Lumphat DistrictRatanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia
    Vey Tey
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateSeda. Lumphat
    (map)
    Lumphat DistrictRatanakiri Provincenortheast Cambodia



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