Elephant locations in Nepal

32 locations has kept elephants in Nepal

There is presently 118 (14,51) 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:

32 locations has kept 140 elephants in Nepal

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

Elephants in locations118 (14,51) living22 (6,8) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  14 / 118 
 12%
 Female  51 / 118 
 43%
 Free contact  97 / 118 
 82%
 Protected contact  0 / 118  0%
 No contact  0 / 118  0%
 Unknown contact  2 / 118 
 2%
 wild  3 / 118 
 3%

The Rana rulers established Hattisars (government stables) as part of their big game hunting exploits. Between 1898 and 1970 there were 31 such stables for captive elephants, stretching from Jhapa in east Nepal to Kanchanpur in far west Nepal. The last wild elephant was captured near Parsa in 1969

Other sources state: 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 Forest Resort
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampSaurahaChitwan District
Chitwan Hattisar (Sauraha Elephant Breeding Centre)
Kept totally 27 elephants
, 20 present (4,13)15 births2 relocated5 deathscampSauraha
Chitwan Island Jungle Resort
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 3 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscampChitwan District
Chitwan Jungle Villa Resort
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampChitwan District
Chitwan Kasara Resort
Kept totally 6 elephants
, 6 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampChitwan National Park
Chitwan Machan Wildlife Resort
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateNawalparasi
Chitwan National Park (CNP)
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (1,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathswildKasara, Chitwan
Chitwan Pugdundee Safaris Barahi Jungle Lodge
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 4 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampKerala
Chitwan Rhino Lodge and Hotel
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampRatnanagar
Chitwan Sapana Village Lodge
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (1,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampSauraha
Gadini outpost
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathscamp
Holiday Safari
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscampSauraha
Jang Bahadur
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateKathmandu
Jung Bahadur Rana (Bir Narsingh Kunwar)
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated3 deathsprivate
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 19 elephants
, 18 present (1,2)0 births1 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
Nepal unspecified location
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deaths
NTNC-Biodiversity Conservation Center
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)2 births0 relocated1 deathscampSaurahaChitwan
Om Raji
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateBaratpur
Parsa Hattisar
Kept totally 11 elephants
, 11 present (0,2)1 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 Jungle Lodge
Kept totally 12 elephants
, 6 present (0,6)1 births4 relocated2 deathscamp
Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge (Bardia)
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (0,3)0 births0 relocated0 deathscampBardia
Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge
Kept totally 6 elephants
, 5 present (0,5)0 births1 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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