Taman Negara National Park in Malaysia

Taman Negara National Park

Place Kuala Tahan
Country Malaysia
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Taman Negara National Park, in Kuala Tahan, Malaysia .

Living elephants

At the Taman Negara National Park lives 2 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Awang Uban (wild)
  2. Mek Boh born 1984
and possibly other wild elephants which have no record in this database.

Comments / picturesTaman Negara National Park holds the largest population with at least 290-350 elephants as estimated by the DWNP (although a dung-count survey estimated this population as 631, with a 95% CI of 436-915; WCS 2008). This is mainly because Taman Negara is the largest protected area (4343 km2), including vast extensions of lowland primary forest, and has been the main release area for translocated conflict elephants since 1983.

2009: A population of 631 Asian elephants has been documented in Malaysia\'s Taman Negara National Park, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The population may be the largest in Southeast Asia.

References for records about Taman Negara National Park

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Taman Negara National Park, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=122. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Taman Negara National Park on elephant-news.com

Taman Negara National Park is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2020-10-19Wild jumbo relocated to taman negara - Elephant News
2012-10-30Malaysian elephant gets new prosthetic leg - Elephant News
2011-12-23Captured jumbos sent to taman negara, two more to follow - Elephant News
2009-10-02Engaging encounter with elephants in kuala gandah - Elephant News
2009-01-15Dung deal: elephant count surprises in malaysia - Elephant News
2008-06-04Rampaging elephants moved to taman negara - Elephant News

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