Elephant locations in Thailand

235 locations has kept elephants in Thailand

There is presently 1854 (352,802) living elephants in locations in Thailand (in this database)

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

Thailand has about 1600 (min. NA, max. 2000) wild elephants. Source:Sompoad Srikosamatara, (2010)

Location holdings:

235 locations has kept 2085 elephants in Thailand

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

Elephants in locations1854 (352,802) living231 (81,116) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  352 / 1854 
 19%
 Female  802 / 1854 
 43%
 Free contact  1405 / 1854 
 76%
 Protected contact  0 / 1854  0%
 No contact  1 / 1854  0%
 Unknown contact  12 / 1854 
 1%
 wild  390 / 1854 
 21%


Phu is a Karen word for a male elephant.

"Chang Pang" is a female elephant without tusks. There are females with a bit of tusks called "Khanai".

"Chang Plai" is a male elephant with tusks.

Chang Mae is the Thai word for mother and is added to the name after her first child is born.

Wild elephants


1996: 1 200-1 500 (Santiapillai, IUCN1996).
2002: 1000 elephants Lohanan (2002)
2010: 1600 Sompoad Srikosamatara, 2010

53 elephants were known to have been killed in Thailand in the wild from 1992 to 1997, 24 for their tusks.

captive population


In 1884, the north of Thailand alone had more than 20,000 captive elephants.

1965: the Department of Livestock Development reported that there were only 11,192 captive elephants.

1959-1969: 1138 elephants were legally exported (Storer 1981)

1979: Two female elephants (2 and ~ years old) were exported by the Dusit Zoo, Bangkok, to the Irish capitals Royal Zoological Society, in trade for 2 giraffes on 3 July, 1979. (Storer 1981)

1985: Later, in 1985, the number decreased to only 3,381.

1989: teak logging operations became banned, and some 2 000 elephants and owners became unemployed, in about the same time when tourism reached very high numbers, and those elephants became transferred into tourism activities in more than 100 camps and "elephant villages" (Baan Chaang).

1997: 2,180 left (Puttipong Khawnual 2005)

2012: 26 elephants without registration papers were confiscated and impounded at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC). At the March 13th National Elephant Day symposium in Bangkok, the DNP Chief estimated that 10% of the captive elephants in Thailand are not registered.

2014: a total of 4,435 elephants had the owner record. For the past 6 years, the birth rate (62.67±10.69) was higher than the dead rate (23.83±8.01) (p<0.0001). (Weerasak Pintawongs)

A typical elephant is valued at 400,000 baht ($1,200) and a baby (under 5 years) may cost upto 1 million baht (2010)

Export of elephants


1965: 76, 1966: 74, 1967: 77, 1968: 49, 1969: 52, 1970: 88, 1971: 84, 1972: 113, 1973: 43, 1974: 22, 1975: 12, 1976: 4 (Source: Department of Livestock Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, (Anon, 1994d) and earlier years of the same annual publication. via Lair, Richard, FAO: http://www.fao.org/3/ac774e/ac774e0h.htm)

According to CITES trade database, exports 1980-2020: 1980: 1 (USA), 1981: 3 (USA+Soviet Union), 1982: 2 (Japan), 1986: 2 (India), 1987: 2 (Germany+Japan), 1988: 4 (Japan), 1989: 3 (Japan), 1990: 2 (Hong Kong), 1991: 2 (Hong Kong), 1993: 2 (Japan), 1994: 3 (Japan+USA), 1995: 9 (China+Israel+Japan+Myanmar+USA), 1996: 22 (China+Japan+Myanmar), 1997: 17 (India+Israel+Japan+Myanmar), 1998: 10 (China+Japan), 1999: 10 (Canada+China+Japan+S. Korea), 2000: 17 (China+Japan+Sri Lanka), 2001: 14 (Denmark+Sri Lanka+S. Korea; 9 elephants to Korea origin from Laos) 2002: 19 (Japan+Philippines), 2003: 15 (Japan+Myanmar), 2004: 26 (China+Japan+Myanmar+Sweden), 2005: 12 (China+Japan), 2006: 20 (Australia+China+Germany+Japan), 2008: 3 (S. Korea, origin from Laos), 2009: 4 (Canada+Japan), 2012: 3 (S. Korea), 2013: 3 (S. Korea), 2015: 1 (Japan, origin from Laos)
(Source: CITES trade database)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2020) available online retrieved at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Thailand.
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  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Alangkarn Theater, Pattaya
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircusJomtienChonburi
    Amazing Bukit Safari
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampPhuketPhuket
    Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 49 elephants
    , 29 present (3,26)4 births19 relocated1 deathscampChiang Rai
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    Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated0 deathsprivateBangkok
    Asia Safari Park Elephant Village
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKhao LakPhangnga
    At Hill Adventures
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 9 present (1,8)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampChalongMuang Phuket
    ATV Seaview Elephant Trekking Camp
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscampPhuketPhuket
    Aummarin Jungle Raft Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births2 relocated0 deathscampMaetaengMae Taeng districtChiangmai ProvinceNorthern Thailand
    Ayothaya elephant camp (Pang Chang Ayothaya)
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 9 present (3,6)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampAyutthaya
    Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
    Kept totally 161 elephants
    , 94 present (25,68)83 births44 relocated23 deathscampPhaniat, Ayutthaya
    (map)
    Baan Bang Thong coconut farm (Prasop Jerkaew)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateKathu
    (map)
    Kathu DistrictPhuket ProvinceSouthern Thailand
    Baan Chang Elephant Park
    Kept totally 22 elephants
    , 21 present (7,13)10 births1 relocated0 deathscampChiang Mai
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    Mae Taeng districtChiangmai ProvinceNorthern Thailand
    Baan chang elephant trekking camp (Koh Samui)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKoh Samui
    (map)
    Surat Thani ProvinceSouthern Thailand
    Baan Huay Bong
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births2 relocated0 deathsvillage
    (map)
    Mae Chaem DistrictChiang Mai ProvinceNorthern Thailand
    Baan Kwan Chang (Klong Son Elephant Camp)
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 5 present (0,2)4 births4 relocated0 deathscampTrat
    (map)
    Ko Chang DistrictSouthern Thailand
    Baan Na Klang (village)
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 4 present (1,3)0 births1 relocated1 deathsvillage
    (map)
    Mae Chaem DistrictChiang Mai ProvinceNorthern Thailand
    Baan Ruamit elephant Village
    Kept totally 32 elephants
    , 30 present (3,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsvillageChiang RaiChiang Rai
    Baan Tuek unspecified owner
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateTambon Baan Tuek
    Ban Ta Klang unspecified owner
    Kept totally 19 elephants
    , 4 present (1,3)8 births14 relocated1 deathsprivateSurin
    (map)
    Tha Tum DistrictSurin ProvinceEast Thailand
    Ban Talat unspecified owner
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,0)1 births0 relocated0 deathscampPalin
    Bang Pae Safari and Elephant Trekking camp
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampPhuket
    (map)
    Thalang DistrictPhuket ProvinceSouthern Thailand
    Bangkok Safari World
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 7 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooBangkok
    BEES (Burm and Emilys Elephant Sanctuary)
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births1 relocated3 deathssanctuaryChiang Mai
    BLES (Boon Lotts Elephant Sanctuary)
    Kept totally 29 elephants
    , 10 present (3,7)1 births7 relocated12 deathscampSukhothai
    (map)
    Si Satchanalai DistrictSukhothai ProvinceNorthern Thailand
    Born Free Elephant Sanctuary
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathssanctuaryChiang MaiNorthern Thailand
    Bunleu Yiat-Lam
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateChumphon Buri
    C. F. Koebke
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsprivateBangkok
    (map)
    Central Thailand
    Camp Chang Kalim
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 3 present (1,2)0 births2 relocated0 deathscampPhuket
    (map)
    Kathu DistrictPhuket ProvinceSouthern Thailand
    Chai Lai Orchid elephant camp
    Kept totally 11 elephants
    , 11 present (1,10)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampChiang Mai
    (map)
    Chang Wang Po Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKanchanaburi
    (map)
    Sai Yok DistrictKanchanaburi ProvinceWestern Thailand
    Chiang Dao Elephant Training Centre
    Kept totally 32 elephants
    , 31 present (0,1)0 births1 relocated0 deathscampChiang Mai
    (map)
    Mae Taeng DistrictNorthern Thailand
    Chiang Mai Elephant Rescue Park
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 4 present (1,2)0 births1 relocated0 deathssanctuaryChiang Mai
    Chiang Mai Elephant Retirement Park
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 6 present (1,4)0 births1 relocated0 deathscampChiang Mai
    (map)
    Mae Taeng DistrictChiang Mai ProvinceNorthern Thailand
    Chiang Mai Night Safari
    Kept totally 11 elephants
    , 5 present (0,5)1 births4 relocated2 deathszooChiang Mai
    (map)
    Hang Dong DistrictChiang Mai ProvinceNorthern Thailand
    Chiang Mai Zoo
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 2 present (1,1)2 births1 relocated4 deathszooChiang Mai
    (map)
    Chiang Rai Chang Puak Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampChiang Rai
    Chitrlada Palace Royal Elephant Stable (Chang Ton Museum Dusit)
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births7 relocated1 deathstempleBangkok
    Chok Chai Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 16 elephants
    , 16 present (1,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampChiang Mai
    Chumphon Buri village elephant camps
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)3 births4 relocated0 deathsvillageSurin Province
    Damnaen Saduak elephant camp (Damnernsaduak)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampRatchaburi
    Doi Pha Muang Wildlife Sanctuary
    Kept totally 31 elephants
    , 23 present (7,16)0 births1 relocated7 deathscampLampang
    Dusit Palace
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated4 deathstempleBangkok
    Dusit Zoo (Khao Din)
    Kept totally 15 elephants
    , 4 present (1,2)1 births11 relocated0 deathszooDusit, Bangkok
    Eknarin Riangngeon
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Elephant Heaven Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
    Kept totally 11 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births9 relocated2 deathscampChiang Mai
    Elephant Island
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathssanctuaryLamplaima, Isan
    Elephant Life Experience (E.L.E.)
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 7 present (4,3)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampChiang MaiChiang Mai
    Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
    Kept totally 130 elephants
    , 79 present (7,72)8 births19 relocated32 deathscampMuang Chiang Mai
    (map)
    Mae Taeng District
    Elephant Special Tours
    Kept totally 29 elephants
    , 9 present (3,6)9 births18 relocated2 deathscampTambol Mae Win, Mae Wang Sub-district
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    Sanpatong DistrictChiang Mai ProvinceNorthern Thailand
    Elephant Valley Thailand
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 5 present (1,4)0 births1 relocated0 deathssanctuaryChiang raiChiang Rai Province
    Erawan Elephant Retirement Park
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKanchanaburiKanchanaburi
    FAE Elephant Hospital
    Kept totally 120 elephants
    , 11 present (2,9)14 births74 relocated35 deathshospitalLampang
    (map)
    Hangchatr DistrictLampang Province
    Friendship Trading Birds and Animals
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsdealerBangkok
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    GVI Elephant Rescue
    Kept totally 11 elephants
    , 6 present (1,5)1 births4 relocated1 deathscampChiang Mai
    Hua Hin Elephant Village Camp
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 2 present (1,1)1 births3 relocated0 deathscampHua Hin
    Hua Hin Zoo and animal park
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooHua Hin
    Huai Phueng elephant camp
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 6 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampHuai Phueng
    Hutsadin Elephant camp
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 5 present (1,4)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampHua HinPrachuab Khiri Khan
    Island Safari Tour (Koh Samui)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKoh SamuiKoh Samui
    Jessadabodindra, king Rama III of Thailand
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateBangkok
    Journey to Freedom project (Sangduen Chailert)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivate
    Joys camp
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampPaiMae Hong Son
    Jumbo elephant camp
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 3 present (0,3)1 births3 relocated0 deathscampAmphoe Mae TaengChiang Mai
    Jungle Raft elephant camp (Sangduen Chailert)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscamp
    Kaeng Krachan National Park
    Kept totally 210 elephants
    , 199 present (0,1)208 births3 relocated8 deathswildPhetchaburiPhetchaburi Province
    Kanchanaburi Chang Puak Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampMueangKanchanaburi
    Kanchanaburi Elephants World
    Kept totally 33 elephants
    , 28 present (4,24)1 births1 relocated4 deathssanctuaryKanchanaburi
    (map)
    Kanchanaburi Province
    Kanchanaburi unspecified location
    Kept totally 14 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births14 relocated0 deathscampKanchanaburiKanchanaburi
    Kanchanaburi Veterinary Hospital Clinic (Mahidol University)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births1 relocated1 deathshospitalNakhon Pathom Kanchanaburi Province
    Kao Sok elephant hills camp
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 6 present (0,6)1 births0 relocated0 deathscampSuratthani
    Karen Elephant Experience park (Sadudee Serichevee)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampChiang Mai
    (map)
    Mae Wang DistrictChiang Mai ProvinceNorthern Thailand
    Karen Elephant Habitat
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births2 relocated0 deathscampChiang Mai
    (map)
    Mae Wang DistrictChiang Mai ProvinceNorthern Thailand
    Karen unspecified hilltribe family
    Kept totally 20 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)2 births18 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Karens Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 3 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampPaiMae Hong Son
    Kasetsart University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathshospitalBangkok
    Kata Noi elephant camp
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKata Noi, Phuket
    Khao Ang Rue Nai wildlife sanctuary
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswildChachoengsao
    Khao Kheow Open Zoo
    Kept totally 10 elephants
    , 8 present (2,6)3 births1 relocated1 deathszooSriracha, Chonburi
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    Khao Lak elephant camp
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 7 present (3,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKhao Lak
    Khao Prathap Chang Open Safari and Wildlife Breeding Research Station (สวนสัตว์เปิด สถานีวิจัยกา
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathssanctuaryTambon Pak ChongChom Bung district
    Khao Sok elephant trekking camp
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKhao Sok National Park, Surat Thani
    Khun Chai Thong elephant village (Homestay)
    Kept totally 36 elephants
    , 36 present (1,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampBuriram
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    Khun Lat Da
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births2 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Khun Pai Tun
    Kept totally 10 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)3 births10 relocated0 deathsprivateChiang Mai
    Khun Patjara
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births7 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Khun Sanga Gasaen
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Khun Sila
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Khun Somboon
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Khun Son Rod
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births7 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Khun Su Da Porn
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births6 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Khun Sudaporn
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Khun Sutat
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Khun Tong Lean
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Khun Udome
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Khun Yod
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsprivate
    King Borommatrailokkanat (Trailok) of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateAyutthaya
    King Maha Chakkraphat of Ayutthaya
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated7 deathsprivateAyutthaya
    King Naresuan Sanphet II of Ayutthaya
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateAyutthayaAyutthaya
    King Rama II of Siam
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated3 deathsprivateAyutthaya
    King Rama IX Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births7 relocated0 deathsprivateBangkok
    King Rama V Chulalongkorn of Siam
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated1 deathsprivate
    King Rama VI Vajiravudh of Siam
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivate
    King Rama VII Prajadhipok of Siam
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Kinnaree House elephant camp
    Kept totally 20 elephants
    , 20 present (1,3)2 births0 relocated0 deathscampPhuket
    Klai Kangwon Palace
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathstempleHua HinPrachuap Khiri Khan
    Klaivian Supasorn
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (2,0)1 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateTatumSurin
    Klong Jak elephant trekking
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (0,1)1 births0 relocated0 deathscampKo Lanta, Krabi Province
    Klong Plu Ban Chang camp (Chang Chutiman)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKoh ChangTrat province
    Koh Chang unspecified Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscampKoh ChangTrat province
    Koh Kong Safari World (Koh Kong International Resort)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooSrok Mondoul SeymaKoh Kong province
    Koh Samui Namuang safaripark
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooKoh Samui
    Koh Samui unspecified Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births7 relocated0 deathscampKoh SamuiSurat Thani Province, Southern Thailand
    Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking (Phuket Baan Chang)
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 3 present (1,2)0 births0 relocated1 deathscampPhuket
    (map)
    Phuket
    Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathssanctuaryKrabi
    (map)
    Krabi ProvinceSouthern Thailand
    Krabi Huay To elephant village
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsvillage
    (map)
    Mueang Krabi DistrictKrabi ProvinceSouthern Thailand
    Krabi province unspecified location
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births3 relocated0 deathswildKrabi ProvinceSouthern Thailand
    Krabi TECC elephant hospital
    Kept totally 15 elephants
    , 5 present (3,2)0 births6 relocated4 deathshospitalKrabiKrabi province
    Kui Buri National Park
    Kept totally 154 elephants
    , 154 present (0,0)154 births0 relocated0 deathswild
    Kun Thong Suk
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateSurinSurin
    Kut Chang elephant camp
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscampChiang Mai
    Laguna Beach Hotel
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateCherngtalay, Thalang District, Bangtao B
    Lampang Young Elephant Training Center
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated1 deathscampLampang
    (map)
    Lampang Province
    Lo Salangam
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateChiang Rai
    Mae Ping elephant village
    Kept totally 35 elephants
    , 35 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsvillageChiang Mai
    Mae Sot unspecified location
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathsprivateMae Sot, Mae Sot DistrictTak Province
    Mae Wang Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 18 elephants
    , 17 present (2,3)0 births1 relocated0 deathscampMae Wang
    (map)
    Chiang Mai
    Mae Wong National Park, Thailand
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathswildKamphaengphet
    Maesa Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 90 elephants
    , 83 present (37,44)25 births6 relocated1 deathscampChiang Mai
    (map)
    Muang DistrictChiang Mai ProvinceNorthern Thailand
    Maetaeng Elephant Park (Mae Taeng)
    Kept totally 27 elephants
    , 19 present (8,8)6 births7 relocated1 deathscampChiang Mai
    (map)
    Maetaman Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 61 elephants
    , 46 present (15,30)6 births15 relocated0 deathscampChiang MaiChiang Mai
    Maha Wang Chang Elephant Village
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampWanggrajaaSaiyok, Kanchanaburi
    Malee Cheoychit
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateMueang Trang DistrictTrang Province
    Mew Salangam
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateTatumSurin
    Muang Sing Elephant Village
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampSai YokKanchanaburi
    Na Jomtien Elephant Camp (Khao Chi Chan elephant center?)
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated2 deathscampPattayaChonburi
    Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo (Korat Zoo)
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 4 present (2,2)2 births1 relocated0 deathszooNakhon Ratchasima, Muang district
    Nakhonpathom elephant hospital
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathshospitalNakhonpathom Province
    Nam Tok Ngao Waterfall National Park
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births0 relocated1 deathswildRanong Province
    (map)
    Nois Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 3 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampPaiMae Hong Son
    Nok Mueang elephant camp
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 3 present (0,3)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampSurinSurin
    Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens
    Kept totally 41 elephants
    , 37 present (10,22)18 births4 relocated0 deathszooPattaya
    (map)
    Chonburi Province
    Pa Mai Deang Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscampChiang Mai
    Pala-U forest elephant camp
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated0 deathscampCha-AmPhetchaburi
    Pan Jeyram
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateChumphon Buri DistrictSurin
    Pang Chang Sai Yok Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 52 elephants
    , 18 present (0,0)1 births34 relocated0 deathscampSai YokKanchanaburi
    Pang Chang Kamala Elephant Camp Phuket
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKathuPhuket
    Pang Dang elephant camp
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 9 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampChiang Dao
    Pang Kaew elephant camp
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampSong PhraekMuang District, Phang Nga
    Pang La elephant sanctuary
    Kept totally 32 elephants
    , 32 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathssanctuaryLampang
    (map)
    Ngao DistrictLampang ProvinceNorthern Thailand
    Pang Sealand elephant camp
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampSong PhraekMuang District, Phang Nga
    Patara Elephant Farm
    Kept totally 22 elephants
    , 21 present (6,12)10 births1 relocated0 deathscampChiang Mai
    (map)
    Hang Dong District
    Pattaya Elephant Village (Ban Chang Pattaya)
    Kept totally 29 elephants
    , 29 present (3,26)2 births0 relocated0 deathscampTambol Nong PruePattaya
    Pattaya Floating Market elephant camp
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampPattayaMueang Pattaya, Chonburi
    Pattaya unspecified location
    Kept totally 18 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births17 relocated0 deathscampKatinlayChonburi Provinceeast coast of the Gulf of Thailand
    Pau Salangam
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 2 present (1,1)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateTatumSurin
    Phang Nga Elephant Park
    Kept totally 10 elephants
    , 10 present (1,8)1 births0 relocated0 deathsprivatePhang-ngaPhang Nga Province
    Phe Tour elephant camp
    Kept totally 16 elephants
    , 16 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampMae Hong Son
    Phu Phan Ratchaniwet Palace (Sakon Nakhon)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 1 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateSakon NakhonSakon Nakhon Province, Isan
    Phu Thai Review Souvenir Market
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscampPhuket
    Phuket Elephant Park
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated1 deathscampPhuket
    Phuket Elephant Sanctuary (Montri Todtane)
    Kept totally 14 elephants
    , 10 present (0,9)0 births1 relocated3 deathssanctuaryPhuketPhuket
    Phuket Sheraton Grande Laguna Cherngtalay
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 5 present (0,5)0 births2 relocated0 deathsprivatePhuketPhuket
    Phuket unspecified location
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsdealerPhuket
    Phuket Zoo
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 5 present (2,3)1 births3 relocated1 deathszooMuang, Phuket
    Pong Yaeng Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 5 present (0,0)1 births2 relocated0 deathscampChiang Mai
    Pu Jay Mau Sabmak
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)1 births4 relocated0 deathsprivateChumphon Buri DistrictSurin
    Ratchaburi Chang Puak Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampDamnoensaduakRatchaburi
    Ratchaburi unspecified location
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscampRatchaburi
    Rayong province
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births0 relocated1 deathswild
    (map)
    Rayong provinceeastern Thailand
    Sai Yok Elephant Haven Kanchanaburi Project
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 9 present (1,7)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampSai YokKanchanaburi
    Sairung Elephant Trekking
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKhao Lak
    Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathswild
    Samard camp
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampPaiMae Hong Son
    Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo
    Kept totally 24 elephants
    , 24 present (10,14)1 births0 relocated0 deathszooSamphranNakhon Pathom Province
    Samui Elephant Sanctuary
    Kept totally 12 elephants
    , 11 present (0,10)0 births0 relocated1 deathscampKoh SamuiSurat Thani Province, Southern Thailand
    Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooSamut PrakanMueang Samut Prakan District
    Sanctuary of Truth (Pattaya)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathstemplePattayaChon Buri
    Santawee Boonklao
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateTatoomSurin
    Sappraiwan Elephant Resort and Sanctuary
    Kept totally 20 elephants
    , 5 present (1,3)10 births14 relocated1 deathscampPhitsanulok
    (map)
    Satuk unspecified owner
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)1 births2 relocated0 deathscampChumphon Buri DistrictSurin
    Satun Province unspecified location
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsSatun
    Seri Srisuj
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateKrabiKrabi
    Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort Hotel
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooKrabi
    Siam Safari Chalong
    Kept totally 19 elephants
    , 18 present (2,3)3 births0 relocated1 deathscampChalong, Phuket
    Siam Safari Khao Sok
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 3 present (2,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampSurat Thani
    Siam Safari Krabi
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooKrabiKrabi Province
    Sinnarin Riangngeon
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Somchai Yoothongkham
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateNakhon Si Thammarat
    Somchoke Chooban
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivatePa Lian districtTrang Province
    Somdet Phra Narai Maharat of Ayutthaya (Lopburi royal elephant stable)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateLopburiCentral Thailand
    Sommai Salangam
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateThatum
    Somnuk Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 5 present (3,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampSai YokKanchanaburi
    Sompoon Salangam
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateTatumSurin
    Somporn Sakchintadakul
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 3 present (0,3)3 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateChiang Mai
    Somroj Khukitikasem
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births5 relocated0 deathsdealerSurin
    Somsak Riangngeon
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Songkhla Zoo
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooMuang Songkhla
    Suan Phung unspecified elephant camp
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated0 deathscampRatchaburi
    Sublanka Wildlife Sanctuary
    Kept totally 25 elephants
    , 19 present (7,11)1 births4 relocated2 deathssanctuaryLopburi
    Sumate Koh Lanta Yai Safari
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKoh LantaKrabi Province
    Suphap Salangam
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateTatumSurin
    Surat Termsak
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateChaiyaphum Province
    Surin elephant hospital
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathshospitalSurin
    Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
    Kept totally 132 elephants
    , 125 present (50,75)30 births7 relocated0 deathscampTatum
    (map)
    Tha Tum DistrictSurin ProvinceEast Thailand
    Surin elephant roundup (Sri Narong stadium)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathscampSurinSurin
    Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village)
    Kept totally 62 elephants
    , 53 present (26,27)2 births8 relocated1 deathscampTatum
    (map)
    Tha Tum DistrictSurin ProvinceEast Thailand
    Surin unspecified Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 125 elephants
    , 28 present (11,15)23 births92 relocated5 deathscampSurin
    (map)
    Tak Province
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsTak
    Taweechai Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKanchanaburi
    TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute)
    Kept totally 125 elephants
    , 94 present (21,46)8 births16 relocated15 deathshospitalLampang
    (map)
    TECC hospital Lampang (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital)
    Kept totally 11 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births9 relocated1 deathshospitalLampang
    Thai Elephant Home
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)1 births0 relocated0 deathscampChiang MaiChiang Mai
    Thailand unspecified location
    Kept totally 115 elephants
    , 33 present (10,21)73 births76 relocated6 deathscamp
    (map)
    The Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (1,1)1 births0 relocated0 deathszooPattaya City
    Theptam elephant camp
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 3 present (2,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampSurinSurin
    Thoms Pai Elephant Camp Home Stay & Spa
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 4 present (0,4)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampMae Hong SonMae Hong Son Province
    Thung Salaeng Luang National Park
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathswild
    Thung Thong Sub - District Police Station
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateKathuPhuket
    Tong Bai Foundation (Ban Mae Sapok)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampChiang MaiChiang Mai
    Tony Jaa (Tatchakorn Yeerum)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateSurin
    Tung La Kon elephant camp
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)1 births2 relocated0 deathscampChiang Mai
    Twins Elephant Camp
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampPaiMae Hong Son
    Ubon Jungle Park
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooUbonratchathani
    Unnop Thanasamut
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 2 present (0,0)0 births7 relocated0 deathsprivateSurinMueang Surin
    Wanchai Manapermpian
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathsprivateMae Cheam District, Chiang Mai
    Wat Baan Ta Laad
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 4 present (2,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathstempleSi Narong
    (map)
    Chumphon Buri DistrictSurin ProvinceSurin
    Wat Chan Karen Hill Tribe Lodge
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (1,1)1 births0 relocated0 deathscampMueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok Province
    Wat Chang Rob
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathstempleKamphaeng PhetKamphaeng Phet
    Wat Pa Ar Jiang
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathstempleTatumSurin
    Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yanasampanno (Kanchanaburi Tiger Temple)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathstempleSai Yok DistrictKanchanaburi Province
    Wat Phut Udom
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathstempleAmphoe Lam Luk Ka, Pathum Thani
    Watcharapong Mohom
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateChumphon Buri
    WFFT wildlife rescue center and Elephant refuge
    Kept totally 28 elephants
    , 19 present (1,17)0 births3 relocated6 deathssanctuaryPhetchaburi ProvincePetchaburi
    Ya Sukhree
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateSurin
    Yala Province unspecified location
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births1 relocated0 deathswildYalaYala ProvinceSouthern Thailand

    Elephants born in Thailand without specified birth location

    5 elephants with records of Thailand as birth or capture country.

    NameSpeciesSexOriginBirthAgeCapturePresent locationDeath date
    Pang KwanEMFunknown?Doi Pha Muang Wildlife Sanctuary
    Plai SutinEMMwild?Doi Pha Muang Wildlife Sanctuary
    Pang LampangEMFunknown?Doi Pha Muang Wildlife Sanctuary
    Pang DuhEMFunknown?Sublanka Wildlife Sanctuary
    InduEMFwild196555Phoenix Zoo



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