Elephant locations in Ivory Coast

3 locations has kept elephants in Ivory Coast
There is presently 2 (1,1) living elephants in locations in Ivory Coast (in this database)

Region: Ivory Coast is in this database included in africaOther regions
Location holdings:

3 locations has kept 8 elephants in Ivory Coast

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

Elephants in locations2 (1,1) living6 (2,4) dead
Sex ratio and
 Male  1 / 2 
 Female  1 / 2 
 Free contact  0 / 2  0%
 Protected contact  0 / 2  0%
 No contact  0 / 2  0%
 Unknown contact  2 / 2 
 wild  0 / 2  0%

Ivory Coast, also known as Cote divoire, officially the Republic of Cote divoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. Ivory Coasts political capital is Yamoussoukro in the centre of the country, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan.

In precolonial and colonial times, Cote divoire probably hosted one of the largest elephant populations in West Africa, resulting in the countrys name, which translates to Ivory Coast.

1990: By the early 1990s, the total number of savanna and forest elephants in the entire country was estimated to be less than 360.

2020-10-14: Recent years have witnessed a widespread and catastrophic decline in the number of forest elephants in protected areas in Ivory Coast, according to a study. Of the 25 protected areas surveyed, elephant presence was confirmed in only four areas, where elephant density was low.

Recommended Citation

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

Sources, among others

Internal relevant links

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

  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Abidjan Zoo
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 2 present (1,1)2 births0 relocated6 deathszooAbidjan
    Assagny National Park
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births1 relocated0 deathswildGrand-Lahou
    Tai National Park
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswild

    This document was updated: 2020-10-16 02:44:42

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