Elephant locations in Laos

21 locations has kept elephants in Laos

There is presently 535 (15,513) living elephants in locations in Laos in this database

Laos
Region: Laos is in this database included in asia
Wild elephants: Laos has about 700 (min. 600, max. 800) wild elephants. Source:Khounboline K (2011)
Location holdings: 21 locations has kept 543 elephants in Laos

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)
Elephants in locations535 (15,513) living 8 (2,3) dead
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, (2022) available online retrieved 2022-07-07 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


NameElephant collectionPlace
All Lao elephant camp
(camp) Kept totally 8 elephants
, 8 present (1,7) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsLuang Prabang
(map) Luang Prabang Province
Ban Khiet Ngong elephant camp
(camp) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsPakse, Champasak
(map) southern Laos
Ban Namon Village
(village) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 1 births1 relocated0 deaths
(map)Thongmixay District Sayaboury Province
Ban That Village
(village) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 1 births1 relocated0 deaths
(map)
Ban Viengkeo unspecified
(private) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 1 births2 relocated0 deathsVang Vieng
(map)Hongsa District Sayaboury Province
Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
(camp) Kept totally 19 elephants
, 14 present (0,11) 1 births2 relocated3 deathsLuang Prabang
(map) Luang Prabang Province
Hongsa District unspecified location
(private) Kept totally 10 elephants
, 1 present (0,1) 7 births9 relocated0 deathsHongsa
(map)Hongsa District Sainyabuli Province northwest Laos
Kiet Ngong Village elephant camp
(camp) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsChampassak
(map) Champasak Province southern Laos
Laos Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC)
(camp) Kept totally 34 elephants
, 30 present (9,17) 4 births0 relocated4 deathsXayabuli
(map)Sayaboury district Sayaboury province
Laos unspecified location
(private) Kept totally 495 elephants
, 465 present (1,464) 10 births29 relocated1 deaths
(map)
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
(camp) Kept totally 7 elephants
, 7 present (1,6) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsLuang Prabang
Mekong Elephant Park
(camp) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsPak Beng
(map)
Mr Lei
(private) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 1 births0 relocated0 deaths
Mr. Amkha
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deaths
(map)Hongsa District Sayaboury Province
Mr. Thongvan
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deaths
(map)Phiang District Sayaboury Province
Mr. Van
(private) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 1 births2 relocated0 deaths
Nam Phouy national park
(wild) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (1,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deaths
(map)
Tad Lo lodge
(camp) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (0,3) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsTad Lo
(map) Salavan province
Thongmixay District unspecified location
(camp) Kept totally 15 elephants
, 1 present (1,0) 1 births14 relocated0 deathsThongmixay
(map) Xieng Khouang Province northeastern Laos
Vang Vieng elephant sanctuary
(sanctuary) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsVang Vieng
(map) Vientiane Province
Vientiane Ban Keun Zoo (Tulakhom Inter Zoo)
(zoo) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 3 present (1,2) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsTulakhom
(map) Vientiane Province



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