Elephant locations in Nepal

19 locations has kept elephants in Nepal

There is presently 90 (14,31) living elephants in locations in Nepal (in this database)

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

Nepal has about 126 (min. 109, max. 142) wild elephants. Source:Pradhan et al. (2011)

Location holdings:

19 location has kept 105 elephants in Nepal

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

Elephants in locations90 (14,31) living15 (4,6) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  14 / 90 
 16%
 Female  31 / 90 
 34%
 Free contact  63 / 90 
 70%
 Protected contact  0 / 90  0%
 No contact  0 / 90  0%
 Unknown contact  2 / 90 
 2%
 wild  3 / 90 
 3%

Other sorces say: There are around 200 captive elephants in Nepal. Around 100 of them are owned by the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation and 100 by private institutionsJeewan Thapa

1996: population was estimated to 50-60 (Santiapillai, IUCN 1996).

2008: 100-170 (Sukumar 2008)

Many roam between India and Nepal, where rapidly rising human populations devastated lowland forest herds. Small herds have stabilised in protected reserves.

Gaja or Prasad denotes a male and Kali denotes a female.

Sources, among others

Internal relevant links

NameElephant collectionTypePlaceRegion
Bardia hattisar
Kept totally 5 elephants
, 4 present (0,2)2 births0 relocated1 deathscampBardia
Bardia National Park (BNP)
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 1 present (1,0)3 births1 relocated1 deathswildBardia
Chitwan Hattisar (Sauraha Elephant Breeding Centre)
Kept totally 27 elephants
, 20 present (4,13)15 births0 relocated7 deathscampSauraha
Chitwan National Park (CNP)
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathswildKasara, Chitwan
Gadini outpost
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathscamp
Holiday Safari
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampSauraha
Jang Bahadur
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateKathmandu
Kanchenpur Hattisar
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscamp
Kathmandu Central Zoo
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooKathmandu, Bagmati
Khorsor elephant breeding centre
Kept totally 17 elephants
, 17 present (1,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKhorsor
KMTNC Hattisar
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 4 present (3,1)3 births0 relocated0 deathscampSauraha
Koshi Tappu Hattisar
Kept totally 12 elephants
, 10 present (2,6)8 births0 relocated2 deathscamp
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR)
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathswild
Nature Safari Camp
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampSaurahaChitwan
NTNC-Biodiversity Conservation Center
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (1,2)2 births0 relocated0 deathscampSaurahaChitwan
Parsa Hattisar
Kept totally 10 elephants
, 10 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampNarayanghat
Sauraha private resort
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)1 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateSaurahaChitwan
Sukla Phanta
Kept totally 7 elephants
, 6 present (0,1)1 births0 relocated1 deathscamp
Tiger Tops Bardia Lodge
Kept totally 7 elephants
, 7 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscamp

Elephants born in Nepal without specified birth location

3 elephants with records of Nepal as birth or capture country.

NameSpeciesSexOriginBirthAgeCapturePresent locationDeath date
+ RaneeEMFwild?Whipsnade Wild Animal Park1941-01-13
+ NellieEMFwild?London Zoo1918-04-22
wild unnamedEMMwild?Bardia National Park (BNP)
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