Elephant locations in Laos

23 locations has kept elephants in Laos

There is presently 814 (11,790) 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:

23 location has kept 820 elephants in Laos

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

Elephants in locations814 (11,790) living6 (2,2) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  11 / 814 
 1%
 Female  790 / 814 
 97%
 Free contact  531 / 814 
 65%
 Protected contact  0 / 814  0%
 No contact  0 / 814  0%
 Unknown contact  2 / 814  0%
 wild  281 / 814 
 35%

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 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
, 0 present (0,0)1 births2 relocated0 deathsprivateHongsa DistrictSayaboury Province
Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
Kept totally 19 elephants
, 14 present (0,11)1 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 Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC)
Kept totally 33 elephants
, 30 present (6,14)2 births1 relocated2 deathscampXayabuli
Laos unspecified location
Kept totally 491 elephants
, 464 present (0,464)6 births26 relocated1 deathsprivate
MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Kept totally 7 elephants
, 7 present (1,6)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampLuang Prabang
Mekong Elephant Camp
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscampPakbeng
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 130 elephants
, 130 present (0,130)130 births0 relocated0 deathswildKhammouane and Bolikhamxay provinces
Nam Phouy national park
Kept totally 75 elephants
, 75 present (1,74)75 births0 relocated0 deathswild
Phou Dending
Kept totally 50 elephants
, 50 present (0,50)50 births0 relocated0 deathswildPhonsaly
Tad Lo lodge
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (0,3)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampTad LoSalavan province
Thongmixay District unspecified location
Kept totally 14 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births14 relocated0 deathscamp
Thongmixay unspecified camp
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (1,0)1 births0 relocated0 deathscampThongmixay
Vientiane Ban Keun Zoo (Tulakhom Inter Zoo)
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 3 present (1,2)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooTulakhom, Vientiane Province
Xe Xap
Kept totally 26 elephants
, 26 present (0,26)26 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
TomkamEMMunknown20126Kyoto Municipal Zoo (Okazaki Park)
TomkumEMFunknown200810Kyoto Municipal Zoo (Okazaki Park)
BunnyunEMFunknown20117Kyoto Municipal Zoo (Okazaki Park)
Kumpart EMFunknown20117Kyoto Municipal Zoo (Okazaki Park)
Boa Kam (Bouakham)EMMunknown200513Kinoshita Circus
WassanaEMFunknown200315Kinoshita Circus
KhammounEMM200513Fuji Safari Park
unknownEMF?Fuji Safari Park
unknownEMF?Fuji Safari Park
unknownEM?Fuji Safari Park
Mae BounnamEMFunknown195959Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
Mae CotEMFunknown>1948?Elephant 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-born196553Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
KhamEMFwild196355Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
Laokompomay (Dao, Laokompoma)EMMunknown1998-00-0020Almaty Zoo (Alma-Ata Zoo)
Aru (Apy)EMFunknown1998-00-0020Almaty Zoo (Alma-Ata Zoo)
MalkaEMFwild1997-08-1521Tbilisi Zoo
+ BachoEMMunknown1999-08-26-1999Tbilisi Zoo
PuaEMFunknown199226Unknown
SanEMFunknown197840Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
WendaEMF198335Sompoon Salangam
KhammangEMunknown198038Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
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