Important message: CNN claim, in an article written by CNN journalists Kay Jones and Hollie Silvermanthe on August 3, 2020 on the website of CNN.com the following: There are less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild and they face extinction because of ivory poaching and habitat destruction, the zoo statement said..in the article Baby elephant dies 27 days after his birth at St. Louis Zoo, but the article doesnt really state why ivory poaching should be an immediate threat to Asian elephants, and their claims of the world population of Asian elephants, is however also something to doubt.. Although IUCN seems to have forgotten to state the world population of Asian elephants at Their fact sheet about the Asian elephant, while the Asian Elephant Specialist Group state that there are elephants in 13 range states, but AESG seemingly also forgot to mention how many Asian elephants there are today, and on their website https://www.asesg.org it is also not easy to find a record about the world population of Asian elephants, but International Elephant Foundation state on the page Elephas maximus: Endangered due to loss of habitat. Numbers are currently around 30,000 – 50,000 (one-tenth of the population of African elephants, and no mention about ivory hunting in Asia), which is a number far, or rather more than ten times higher than the claim from cnn.com =There are NOT less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild, as cnn claim.//Dan Koehl


The elephant database

Elephants in region africa

28 countries within africa has kept 995 (366,448,166) elephants in 214 locations:

africa has presently, 671 (262,322,79) living, and 324 dead elephants, submitted in this database.

Region
africa:
1 = camp , 2 = circus , 3 = dealer , 4 = orphanage , 5 = private , 6 = safaripark , 7 = sanctuary , 8 = temple , 9 = wild , 10 = zoo ,
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Region: africa
214:
locations

30

8

12

20

30

0

2

0

83

27

671 living
324 dead
558 alive
(252,306)
190 dead
(98,92)
5 dead
(0,5)
30 dead
(2,28)
Algeria
1 locations
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Angola
2 locations
00000000200 living elephants0 living african elephants0 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Botswana
10 locations
20012000500 living elephants0 living african elephants0 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Cameroon
5 locations
00001000400 living elephants0 living african elephants0 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Chad
1 locations
00010000000 living elephants0 living african elephants0 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Congo
3 locations
20001000000 living elephants0 living african elephants0 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Egypt
3 locations
00001000020 living elephants0 living african elephants2 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants5 dead asian elephants
Ethiopia
1 locations
00001000000 living elephants0 living african elephants2 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants5 dead asian elephants
Gabon
1 locations
00000000100 living elephants0 living african elephants2 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants5 dead asian elephants
Gambia
1 locations
00000000100 living elephants0 living african elephants2 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants5 dead asian elephants
Ghana
3 locations
00000000121 living elephants1 living african elephants0 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Ivory Coast
2 locations
00000000110 living elephants0 living african elephants0 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Kenya
37 locations
002820002500 living elephants0 living african elephants0 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Libya
2 locations
00000000021 living elephants0 living african elephants1 dead african elephants1 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Madagascar
1 locations
01000000001 living elephants0 living african elephants1 dead african elephants1 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Malawi
2 locations
00010000101 living elephants0 living african elephants1 dead african elephants1 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Mali
1 locations
00000000011 living elephants1 living african elephants0 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Morocco
1 locations
00000000013 living elephants2 living african elephants0 dead african elephants1 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Namibia
13 locations
105020004118 living elephants18 living african elephants25 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Nigeria
1 locations
00000000010 living elephants0 living african elephants0 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Sierra Leone
1 locations
00000000100 living elephants0 living african elephants0 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
South Africa
64 locations
1571411010159150 living elephants147 living african elephants50 dead african elephants3 living asian elephants21 dead asian elephants
Swaziland
2 locations
0000000020150 living elephants147 living african elephants50 dead african elephants3 living asian elephants21 dead asian elephants
Tanzania
10 locations
2020000050150 living elephants147 living african elephants50 dead african elephants3 living asian elephants21 dead asian elephants
Tunisia
4 locations
00002000023 living elephants3 living african elephants36 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants2 dead asian elephants
Uganda
5 locations
00110000212 living elephants2 living african elephants0 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Zambia
8 locations
20020010302 living elephants2 living african elephants0 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants
Zimbabwe
29 locations
6012700010374 living elephants74 living african elephants20 dead african elephants0 living asian elephants0 dead asian elephants

The database include elephants from 6 Continent regions including countries with elephant exhibits
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