Elephants at village locations in New Zealand


Sorry, no records of village elephants in New Zealand.

Showing total number of locations

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

Region: New Zealand is in this database included in australiaOther regions
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) living10 (1,9) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  0 / 2  0%
 Female  2 / 2 
 100%
 Free contact  2 / 2 
 100%
 Protected contact  0 / 2  0%
 No contact  0 / 2  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 2  0%
 wild  0 / 2  0%

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, (2021) available online retrieved at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=New Zealand.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources, among others


Internal relevant links

  • The elephant database startpage. Statistics
  • News about elephants in New Zealand (From the sister site Elephant News)

  • External relevant links

    NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Auckland Harbour
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsseaportAuckland
    (map)
    Auckland War Memorial Museum
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumAuckland
    (map)
    Auckland Zoo
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births1 relocated6 deathszooAuckland
    (map)
    Circus Loritz
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    Franklin Zoo and Wildlife sanctuary
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooTuakau
    New Zealand unspecified location
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivate
    (map)
    Wellington Zoo
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated3 deathszooWellington 2
    Whirling Brothers Circus
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus



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