Elephant locations in New Zealand

8 locations has kept elephants in New Zealand

There is presently 2 (0,2) living elephants in locations in New Zealand in this database

New Zealand
Region: New Zealand is in this database included in australia
Location holdings: 8 locations has kept 12 elephants in New Zealand

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)
Elephants in locations2 (0,2) living 10 (1,9) dead
Twelve Asian Elephants have been kept in total in New Zealand zoos, at Auckland Zoo (8 animals between 1923 and present) and Wellington Zoo (4 animals between 1927 and 1983). The current two are Burma, imported to New Zealand in 1990 from animal dealer Frans van den Brink (originally wild-caught as a calf in Burma in 1982); and Anjalee, captive-bred in 2006 and imported to New Zealand in 2015 from the Pinnawala Elephant Orphange in Sri Lanka. (Zoochat)

2020: The last location with elephants, Auckland Zoo, is in the midst of eliminating elephant exhibits.

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in New Zealand. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2022) available online retrieved 2022-01-18 at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=New Zealand.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

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