Elephants at wild locations in Indonesia

5 wild locations has kept elephants in Indonesia
There is presently 1 (1,0) living elephants in wild locations in Indonesia (in this database)

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

Indonesia has about 2600 (min. 2400, max. 2800) wild elephants. Source:Azmi & Gunaryadi (2011)

Location holdings:

5 wild locations has kept 10 elephants in Indonesia

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

Elephants in wild locations1 (1,0) living9 (1,0) dead
Sex ratio and
 Male  1 / 1 
 Female  0 / 1  0%
 Free contact  0 / 1  0%
 Protected contact  0 / 1  0%
 No contact  0 / 1  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 1  0%
 wild  1 / 1 

Javan elephants went extinct some time after Europeans arrived in southeast Asia, but roughly 1,000 elephants exist today on Borneo. These elephants, which are mostly limited to the Malaysian state of Sabah in northeastern Borneo, are losing habitat to logging and oil palm plantations.

Rapid forest conversions has hit Sumatran and Bornean elephants hard. From 1985, hundreds were taken to Sumatran Elephant Training Centres to stop conflict. Many died. Intense conflict remains.

2008: population: 1,180-1,557 Sumatra. No Borneo estimate (Sukumar 2008)

Recommended Citation

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

Sources, among others

Internal relevant links

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

  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Aceh unspecified location
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)3 births3 relocated1 deathswild
    Acehnorthern Sumatra
    Indonesia unspecified location
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathswild
    Sumatra unspecified location
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)3 births3 relocated0 deathswild
    Tesso Nilo National Park
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)25 births0 relocated8 deathswild
    Riau Province, Sumatra
    Way Kambas national park (WKNP)
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)5 births4 relocated0 deathswildLampung

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