Elephant locations in China

41 locations has kept elephants in China

There is presently 160 (25,36) living elephants in locations in China in this database

China
Region: China is in this database included in asia
Wild elephants: China has about 186 (min. 178, max. 193) wild elephants. Source:Zhang (2011)
Location holdings: 41 locations has kept 181 elephants in China

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)
Elephants in locations160 (25,36) living 21 (5,12) dead
2008: 200-250 (Sukumar 2008)
1996: 330-370 (Santiapillai, IUCN 1996)

Small but viable herds live in southern Yunnan province. Numbers are rising, thanks to reproduction and immigration of Laos herds.

China is also a large illegal manufacturer and trader of ivory, mostly from African elephants, although some Ivory is also imported leagally.

In July 2008, the Commission on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) allowed a once-off sale of 108 tons of ivory stockpile from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Zambia to China.

2019: 32 baby elephants captured 2018 in Wankie park, were imported to China from Zimbabwe, wia aircraft from Victoria Falls airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

2012-2020: Since 2012, China has imported more than 100 elephants from Zimbabwe to keep in zoos and circuses. They are said to sell for up to $90,000 (£73,600) each.

Poaching


in 1995, four people were executed for poaching elephants for their tusks. Since then, no poaching cases have been reported. (source)

Captive population


All captive elephants are registered under the State Forestry Administration, which is the key governmental agency responsible for wildlife conservation and management. Elephants in zoos are under the management of the Ministry
of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in China. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2021) available online retrieved 2021-12-08 at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=China.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources, among others


Internal relevant links


NameElephant collectionPlace
Beijing Wildlife Park
(zoo) Kept totally 12 elephants
, 12 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsBeijing
(map) Daxing
Beijing Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 9 elephants
, 6 present (2,4) 0 births2 relocated1 deathsBeijing
(map)
Bifengxia Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (1,1) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsYa'an, Sichuan
Changsha Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated3 deathsChangsha, Hunan
(map)
Chimelong Circus
(circus) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsGuangzhou
(map)Panyu District Guangdong Province
Chimelong Qingyuan Safari Park
(zoo) Kept totally 25 elephants
, 25 present (1,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsPanyu District
(map) Guangzhou
China unspecified location
(zoo) Kept totally 8 elephants
, 6 present (0,1) 1 births2 relocated0 deaths
(map)
Chongqing Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 7 elephants
, 5 present (3,2) 5 births1 relocated1 deathsChongqing
(map)
Dalian Forest Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 7 elephants
, 7 present (1,6) 2 births0 relocated0 deathsDalian
(map) Liaoning province
Emperor Wu of Han
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deaths
Guangzhou Xiangjiang Safari Park
(zoo) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (0,3) 2 births0 relocated0 deaths Guangdong Province
Guangzhou Zoo (Canton Zoo)
(zoo) Kept totally 10 elephants
, 8 present (3,5) 2 births0 relocated2 deathsGuangzhou, Kwangtung
(map)
Hainan provincial center on wild animals and plants protection
(sanctuary) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsHainan
(map)
Hangzhou Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 10 elephants
, 9 present (1,2) 1 births1 relocated0 deaths Hangzhou
(map) Zhejiang province
Harbin Beifang North Forest Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deaths
(map)
Jinan Zoo (Gold Cow Park)
(zoo) Kept totally 5 elephants
, 4 present (2,2) 1 births1 relocated0 deathsJinan, Shandong
(map)
Kangle garden resort
(private) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deaths
Kunming Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 7 elephants
, 4 present (2,2) 1 births3 relocated0 deathsKunming Yunnan
Liuzhou Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsLiuzhou Guangxi
Mengyang forest area
(wild) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 18 births4 relocated0 deathsXishuangbanna
(map) Yunnan province
Nanguanhe Nature Reserve
(wild) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsLincang Yunnan province
Nanning Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated1 deathsNanning
Ordos Safari Park
(zoo) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsOrdos Inner Mongolia
Pingnan Xiongsen Animal World
(zoo) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 2 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsGuigang
(map)Pingnan County Guangxi
Port of Beijing
(seaport) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deaths
Port of Shanghai
(seaport) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deaths
(map)
Puer prefecture
(wild) Kept totally 5 elephants
, 5 present (0,1) 1 births0 relocated0 deathsPuer city
(map) Yunnan province
Shanghai Wild Animal Park
(zoo) Kept totally 13 elephants
, 11 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated1 deathsShanghai
(map)
Shanghai Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 13 elephants
, 2 present (1,1) 8 births4 relocated7 deathsShanghai
(map)
Shendiao Mountain Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (2,1) 1 births0 relocated0 deathsWeihai Shandong Province
Taiyuan Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 3 present (1,2) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsTaiyuan Shanxi
Wenzhou Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsWenzhou Zhejiang Province
Wuhan Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (1,1) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsWuhan, Hubei
Wuqiao Circus
(circus) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (1,1) 0 births0 relocated0 deaths
(map)Wuqiao County Hebei province North China
Xian Qinling Zoological Park
(zoo) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 1 present (1,0) 2 births1 relocated2 deaths Xian
Xinjiang Tianshan Mountain Safari Park
(zoo) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (1,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsUrumqi
(map) Xinjiang
Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,1) 1 births0 relocated0 deathsJinghong
(map)Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture Yunnan southwest China
Xishuangbanna Yunnan Asian elephant breeding center
(camp) Kept totally 28 elephants
, 27 present (0,0) 5 births1 relocated0 deathsXishuangbanna Yunnan
Yunnan Nationalities Village
(camp) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsKunming Yunnan province
Yunnan province unspecified forest
(wild) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 1 births1 relocated0 deaths
(map) Yunnan province
Yunnan Wild Animal Park
(zoo) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (1,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsKunming Yunnan province



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