Elephants at camp locations in Laos

9 camp locations has kept elephants in Laos
There is presently 65 (12,46) 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 72 elephants in Laos

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

Elephants in camp locations65 (12,46) living7 (2,3) dead
Sex ratio and
 Male  12 / 65 
 Female  46 / 65 
 Free contact  63 / 65 
 Protected contact  0 / 65  0%
 No contact  0 / 65  0%
 Unknown contact  2 / 65 
 wild  0 / 65  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, (2021) 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
    Luang Prabang Province
    Ban Khiet Ngong elephant camp
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampPakse, Champasak
    southern Laos
    Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
    Kept totally 19 elephants
    , 14 present (0,11)1 births2 relocated3 deathscampLuang Prabang
    Luang Prabang Province
    Kiet Ngong Village elephant camp
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampChampassak
    Champasak Provincesouthern Laos
    Laos Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC)
    Kept totally 34 elephants
    , 30 present (9,17)4 births0 relocated4 deathscampXayabuli
    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
    Tad Lo lodge
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 3 present (0,3)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampTad Lo
    Salavan province
    Thongmixay District unspecified location
    Kept totally 15 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)1 births14 relocated0 deathscampThongmixay
    Xieng Khouang Provincenortheastern Laos

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

    Elephant Encyclopedia and database

    Established 1995
    Established 2006
    Search for keywords
    Your ip: