Elephants at camp locations in Laos


9 camp locations has kept elephants in Laos
There is presently 64 (11,44) living elephants in camp locations in Laos (in this database)

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

Laos has about 700 (min. 600, max. 800) wild elephants. Source:Khounboline K (2011)

Location holdings:

9 camp locations has kept 71 elephants in Laos

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

Elephants in camp locations64 (11,44) living7 (2,3) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  11 / 64 
 17%
 Female  44 / 64 
 69%
 Free contact  62 / 64 
 97%
 Protected contact  0 / 64  0%
 No contact  0 / 64  0%
 Unknown contact  2 / 64 
 3%
 wild  0 / 64  0%

Known as the Land of a Million Elephants, herds suffer hunting and habitat loss from logging, agriculture and hydroelectric projects. Lack of funds hampers conservation.

1989: Laos banned the hunting and killing of endangered species including elephants.
2004: Laos joined the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
2010: It was estimated (government estimates 2010) 600 wild and only 480 domesticated elephants left in the country. (earlier 780-1200 (Sukumar), earlier 200-500 (Santiapillai, IUCN1996))

Captive population


Captive elephants are viewed as livestock and are managed by the national Department of Livestock and Fisheries


Recommended Citation

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

Sources, among others

  • Current status of elephants in Laos, by Khounboline K (2011), http://www.asesg.org/gajah35.htm">Gajah nr 35, 2012. (Journal of the IUCN/SSC Asian Elephant Specialist Group)

Internal relevant links

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

  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    All Lao elephant camp
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 8 present (1,7)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampLuang Prabang
    (map)
    Luang Prabang Province
    Ban Khiet Ngong elephant camp
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampPakse, Champasak
    (map)
    southern Laos
    Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
    Kept totally 19 elephants
    , 14 present (0,11)1 births2 relocated3 deathscampLuang Prabang
    (map)
    Luang Prabang Province
    Kiet Ngong Village elephant camp
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampChampassak
    (map)
    Champasak Provincesouthern Laos
    Laos Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC)
    Kept totally 34 elephants
    , 29 present (8,15)3 births1 relocated4 deathscampXayabuli
    (map)
    Sayaboury districtSayaboury province
    MandaLao Elephant Conservation
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 7 present (1,6)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampLuang Prabang
    Mekong Elephant Park
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscampPak Beng
    (map)
    Tad Lo lodge
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 3 present (0,3)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampTad Lo
    (map)
    Salavan province
    Thongmixay District unspecified location
    Kept totally 15 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)1 births14 relocated0 deathscampThongmixay
    (map)
    Xieng Khouang Provincenortheastern Laos



    This document was updated: 2020-10-25 11:49:16


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