Elephant locations in Laos

38 locations has kept elephants in Laos

There is presently 1086 (8,93) living elephants in locations in Laos (in this database)

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

Laos has about 700 (min. 600, max. 800) wild elephants. Source:Khounboline K (2011)

Location holdings:

38 location has kept 1090 elephants in Laos

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

Elephants in locations1086 (8,93) living4 (1,2) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  8 / 1086 
 1%
 Female  93 / 1086 
 9%
 Free contact  503 / 1086 
 46%
 Protected contact  0 / 1086  0%
 No contact  0 / 1086  0%
 Unknown contact  1 / 1086  0%
 wild  582 / 1086 
 54%

Known as the Land of a Million Elephants, herds suffer hunting and habitat loss from logging, agriculture and hydroelectric projects. Lack of funds hampers conservation.

1989: Laos banned the hunting and killing of endangered species including elephants.
2004: Laos joined the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
2010: It was estimated (government estimates 2010) 600 wild and only 480 domesticated elephants left in the country. (earlier 780-1200 (Sukumar), earlier 200-500 (Santiapillai, IUCN1996))

Captive population


Domesticated elephants are viewed as livestock and are managed by the national Department of Livestock and Fisheries

Sources, among others

Internal relevant links

NameElephant collectionTypePlaceRegion
All Lao elephant camp
Kept totally 8 elephants
, 8 present (1,7)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampLuang Prabang
Ban Khiat Ngong elephant camp
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampPakse, Champasak
Ban Na
Kept totally 30 elephants
, 30 present (0,30)30 births0 relocated0 deathswildBolikhamxai
Ban Namon Village
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)1 births1 relocated0 deathscampThongmixay DistrictSayaboury Province
Ban Thad Village
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)1 births1 relocated0 deathscamp
Ban Viengkeo unspecified
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (1,1)1 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateHongsa DistrictSayaboury Province
Boualapha
Kept totally 20 elephants
, 20 present (0,1)20 births0 relocated0 deathswildKhammoun
Dong Amphan
Kept totally 30 elephants
, 30 present (0,30)30 births0 relocated0 deathswildAttapeu
Dong Khanthung
Kept totally 20 elephants
, 20 present (0,0)20 births0 relocated0 deathswildChampasak
Dong Phou Vieng
Kept totally 25 elephants
, 25 present (0,0)25 births0 relocated0 deathswildSavannakhet
Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
Kept totally 18 elephants
, 13 present (0,11)0 births2 relocated3 deathscampLuang Prabang
Hongsa unspecified location
Kept totally 10 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)7 births9 relocated0 deathsprivateHongsaSayaboury
Kiet Ngong Village elephant camp
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampBan Nongsa, Muang Champassak, Khoueng Ch
Laos unspecified owner
Kept totally 482 elephants
, 464 present (0,1)5 births17 relocated1 deathsprivate
Mr. Amkha
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateHongsa DistrictSayaboury Province
Mr. Thongvan
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivatePhiang DistrictSayaboury Province
Mr. Van
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)1 births2 relocated0 deathsprivate
Nakai-Nam Theun Biodiversity Conservation Area
Kept totally 132 elephants
, 132 present (0,0)132 births0 relocated0 deathswildKhammouane and Bolikhamxay provinces
Nam Et
Kept totally 10 elephants
, 10 present (0,0)10 births0 relocated0 deathswildHoua Phanh
Nam Kading
Kept totally 15 elephants
, 15 present (0,0)15 births0 relocated0 deathswildBolikhamxai
Nam Phouy national park
Kept totally 100 elephants
, 100 present (1,0)99 births0 relocated0 deathswild
Nam Xam
Kept totally 5 elephants
, 5 present (0,0)5 births0 relocated0 deathswildHoua Phanh
Nonggouy
Kept totally 5 elephants
, 5 present (0,0)5 births0 relocated0 deathswildBolikhamxai
Phou Dending
Kept totally 50 elephants
, 50 present (0,0)50 births0 relocated0 deathswildPhonsaly
Phou Khao Khouay
Kept totally 15 elephants
, 15 present (0,0)15 births0 relocated0 deathswildBolikhamxai
Phou Loun
Kept totally 10 elephants
, 10 present (0,0)10 births0 relocated0 deathswildAttapeu
Phou Thun
Kept totally 30 elephants
, 30 present (0,0)30 births0 relocated0 deathswildXe Kong
Phou Xan He
Kept totally 10 elephants
, 10 present (0,0)10 births0 relocated0 deathswildSavannakhet
Phou Xieng Thong
Kept totally 10 elephants
, 10 present (0,0)10 births0 relocated0 deathswildSalavannh
Sanakham
Kept totally 10 elephants
, 10 present (0,0)10 births0 relocated0 deathswildVientiane
Say Phou Louag
Kept totally 10 elephants
, 10 present (0,0)10 births0 relocated0 deathswildBolikhamxai
Tad Lo lodge
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (0,3)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampTad LoSalavan province
Thongmixay unspecified camp
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (1,0)1 births0 relocated0 deathscampThongmixay
Vientiane Ban Keun Zoo Zoo (Tulakhom Inter Zoo)
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 3 present (1,2)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooTulakhom, Vientiane Province
Xayabouri Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC)
Kept totally 7 elephants
, 7 present (3,4)1 births0 relocated0 deathscampXayabouri
Xe Ban Nouan
Kept totally 10 elephants
, 10 present (0,0)10 births0 relocated0 deathswildSalavannh
Xe Pian
Kept totally 5 elephants
, 5 present (0,0)5 births0 relocated0 deathswildChampasak
Xe Xap
Kept totally 30 elephants
, 30 present (0,0)30 births0 relocated0 deathswild Xe kong

Elephants born in Laos without specified birth location

24 elephants with records of Laos as birth or capture country.

NameSpeciesSexOriginBirthAgeCapturePresent locationDeath date
TomkamEMMunknown20125Kyoto Municipal Zoo (Okazaki Park)
BunnyunEMFunknown20116Kyoto Municipal Zoo (Okazaki Park)
Kumpart EMFunknown20116Kyoto Municipal Zoo (Okazaki Park)
TomkumEMFunknown20089Kyoto Municipal Zoo (Okazaki Park)
Boa Kam (Bouakham)EMMunknown200512Kinoshita Circus
WassanaEMFunknown200314Kinoshita Circus
KhammounEMM200512Fuji Safari Park
unknownEMF?Fuji Safari Park
unknownEMF?Fuji Safari Park
unknownEM?Fuji Safari Park
Mae BounnamEMFunknown195958Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
Mae CotEMFunknown194869Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
+ Som NeukEMMwild20044Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)2008-03-15
+ Mae NamEMFwild195853Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)2011-10-00
Mae UakEMFcaptive-born196552Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
KhamEMFwild196354Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
Laokompomay (Dao, Laokompoma)EMMunknown1998-00-0019Almaty Zoo (Alma-Ata Zoo)
Aru (Apy)EMFunknown1998-00-0019Almaty Zoo (Alma-Ata Zoo)
MalkaEMFwild1997-08-1520Tbilisi Zoo
+ BachoEMMunknown1999-08-26-1999Tbilisi Zoo
PuaEMFunknown199225unknown
SanEMFunknown197839Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
WendaEMF198334Sompoon Salangam
KhammangEMunknown198037Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
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