Elephant locations in Myanmar

29 locations has kept elephants in Myanmar

There is presently 2817 (6,19) living elephants in locations in Myanmar in this database

Myanmar
Region: Myanmar is in this database included in asia
Wild elephants: Myanmar has about 1619 (min. 1181, max. 2056) wild elephants. Source:Leimgruber et al. (2011)
Location holdings: 29 locations has kept 4836 elephants in Myanmar

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)
Elephants in locations2817 (6,19) living 2019 (3,12) dead


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 2021-12-07 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


NameElephant collectionPlace
Amerapoora Palace of the White Elephant
(camp) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsMandalay
Ayeyarwady Region
(wild) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 2 births1 relocated1 deaths
(map) Ayeyarwady Region
Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation (BBTC)
(camp) Kept totally 2004 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 2 births0 relocated2004 deathsRangoon
Bombay Lumber Company
(camp) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deaths
Burma Forest Department
(camp) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 2 births0 relocated4 deaths
Green Hill Valley elephant sanctuary
(sanctuary) Kept totally 8 elephants
, 6 present (1,5) 0 births0 relocated2 deathsKalaw
(map)Taunggyi District Southern Shan State
Htar Wai elephant camp
(camp) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deaths
King Thibaw Min of Burmah
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsMandalay
(map)Mandalay District Shan State Mandalay Region
MacGregor and Co
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsRangoon
Magwe elephant camp
(camp) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsMagwe Magwe
Mahamyaing Elephant Camp
(camp) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deaths
Mandalay zoological garden
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsMandalay
Myaing Hay Wun elephant ground
(camp) Kept totally 32 elephants
, 32 present (1,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsTaikkyi, Yangon division
(map)
Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE)
(organization) Kept totally 2746 elephants
, 2725 present (0,0) 0 births21 relocated0 deathsYangon
(map)
Myanmar unspecified location
(camp) Kept totally 21 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 2801 births21 relocated0 deaths
Nat Pauk Elephant Camp
(camp) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsIndaw
(map)Katha District Sagaing Division northern Burma
Naypyidaw Zoo (Nay Pyi Taw Zoo)
(zoo) Kept totally 9 elephants
, 9 present (1,2) 2 births0 relocated0 deathsNaypyidaw
Ngwesaung Elephant Camp
(camp) Kept totally 15 elephants
, 15 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deaths Pathein District
Pho Kyar elephant camp (MTE)
(camp) Kept totally 6 elephants
, 6 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsThargara Bago
Port of Rangoon
(seaport) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsRangoon
(map)
Saw Durmay (Po Min)
(private) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births3 relocated1 deathsToungoo
Sein Ye forest camp
(camp) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsOaktwin Bago division
Steel Brothers Burma Trading Company Ltd
(camp) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsRangoon
Tharyawady forest division
(camp) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 2 present (1,1) 1 births1 relocated0 deathsBago Yoma
U Khoon Sandah
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsKayah State
Uppatasanti Pagoda
(temple) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsNaypyidaw
Wingabaw Elephant Camp (Bago)
(camp) Kept totally 12 elephants
, 11 present (0,5) 2 births0 relocated1 deathsBago
(map)
Yadana White Elephants Garden
(zoo) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (1,2) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsYangoon
Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
(zoo) Kept totally 45 elephants
, 6 present (1,4) 2 births35 relocated4 deathsYangon
(map)



This document was updated: 2020-10-21 01:45:59 with valid HTML5 Valid CSS



Elephant Encyclopedia and database
ELEPHANT
ENCYCLOPEDIA

Established 1995
ELEPHANT
DATABASE
Established 2006
Your ip: 54.198.139.112