Elephants at camp locations in Myanmar


16 camp locations has kept elephants in Myanmar
There is presently 66 (2,6) living elephants in camp locations in Myanmar (in this database)

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

Myanmar has about 1619 (min. 1181, max. 2056) wild elephants. Source:Leimgruber et al. (2011)

Location holdings:

16 camp locations has kept 2076 elephants in Myanmar

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

Elephants in camp locations66 (2,6) living2010 (2,5) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  2 / 66 
 3%
 Female  6 / 66 
 9%
 Free contact  65 / 66 
 98%
 Protected contact  0 / 66  0%
 No contact  0 / 66  0%
 Unknown contact  1 / 66 
 2%
 wild  0 / 66  0%


Earlier figures: 3,000-4,000 (Sukumar), earlier 4 000-6 000 (Santiapillai, IUCN 1996)

Most large herds live in forested hills by the borders with Bangladesh, India, China, and Thailand. Wild capture was banned in 1994, but captives are still taken to join 4,500 working elephants in logging camps.

Myanmar has some 5000 wild elephants, and has around 2,800 registered working elephants in the timber industry, belonging to a single government logging agency, the Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE), and perhaps another 4,000 privately owned domesticated animals.(IUCN’s Species Survival Commission’s Asian Elephant Specialist Group)


Recommended Citation

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

Sources, among others

  • Current status of elephants in Myanmar, by Leimgruber et al. (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 Myanmar (From the sister site Elephant News)

  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Amerapoora Palace of the White Elephant
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscampMandalay
    Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation (BBTC)
    Kept totally 2004 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births0 relocated2004 deathscampRangoon
    Bombay Lumber Company
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscamp
    Burma Forest Department
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births0 relocated4 deathscamp
    Htar Wai elephant camp
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscamp
    Magwe elephant camp
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampMagweMagwe
    Mahamyaing Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscamp
    Myaing Hay Wun elephant ground
    Kept totally 32 elephants
    , 32 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampTaikkyi, Yangon division
    (map)
    Myanmar unspecified location
    Kept totally 19 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)26 births19 relocated0 deathscamp
    Nat Pauk Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampIndaw
    (map)
    Katha DistrictSagaing Divisionnorthern Burma
    Ngwesaung Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 15 elephants
    , 15 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampPathein District
    Pho Kyar elephant camp (MTE)
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 6 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampThargaraBago
    Sein Ye forest camp
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampOaktwinBago division
    Steel Brothers Burma Trading Company Ltd
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscampRangoon
    Tharyawady forest division
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 2 present (1,1)1 births1 relocated0 deathscampBago Yoma
    Wingabaw Elephant Camp (Bago)
    Kept totally 12 elephants
    , 11 present (0,5)2 births0 relocated1 deathscampBago
    (map)



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