Elephants at zoo locations in Myanmar


4 zoo locations has kept elephants in Myanmar
There is presently 20 (3,8) living elephants in zoo 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:

4 zoo locations has kept 24 elephants in Myanmar

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

Elephants in zoo locations20 (3,8) living4 (0,3) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  3 / 20 
 15%
 Female  8 / 20 
 40%
 Free contact  20 / 20 
 100%
 Protected contact  0 / 20  0%
 No contact  0 / 20  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 20  0%
 wild  0 / 20  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
    Mandalay zoological garden
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooMandalay
    Naypyidaw Zoo (Nay Pyi Taw Zoo)
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 9 present (1,2)2 births0 relocated0 deathszooNaypyidaw
    Yadana White Elephants Garden
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 3 present (1,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooYangoon
    Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
    Kept totally 45 elephants
    , 6 present (1,4)2 births35 relocated4 deathszooYangon
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    This document was updated: 2020-10-21 01:45:59


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