Elephant locations in Bhutan

2 locations has kept elephants in Bhutan

There is presently 3 (1,1) living elephants in locations in Bhutan (in this database)

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

Bhutan has about 105 (min. 60, max. 150) wild elephants. Source:Jigme & Williams (2011)

Location holdings:

2 location has kept 3 elephants in Bhutan

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

Elephants in locations3 (1,1) living0 (0,0) dead
Sex ratio and
 Male  1 / 3 
 Female  1 / 3 
 Free contact  3 / 3 
 Protected contact  0 / 3  0%
 No contact  0 / 3  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 3  0%
 wild  0 / 3  0%

400-600. Confined to southern plains and foothills elephants are mostly seasonal migrants, crossing to Bhutan to escape Indias monsoons, and migrating back to India in summer.

A study conducted in 2010 in Samtse, Sarpang and Phipsoo estimates about 110 elephants in Samtse and 380 in Sarpang and Phipsoo wildlife sanctuary.

1996: 400-600 (Sukumar) earlier 50-10 (Santiapillai, IUCN 1996)

Sources, among others

Internal relevant links

NameElephant collectionTypePlaceRegion
King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsprivateThimphu
Serbithang Royal Botanic Garden
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (1,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooThimphu

Elephants born in Bhutan without specified birth location

4 elephants with records of Bhutan as birth or capture country.

NameSpeciesSexOriginBirthAgeCapturePresent locationDeath date
LizEMFwild196454Wildlife Safari
+ ScoutEMFwild19713San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)1974-07-07
+ Chhukha (Chukkh)EMF1967-09-0139Zurich Zoo2006-03-20
+ DrukEMFwild1967-04-0149Zurich Zoo2016-05-03
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