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Countries with the Most Wild Elephants

Can you name the countries that have the greatest number of wild elephants?
African numbers from Elephant Database, 2016. Asian numbers from IUCN, 2003
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First submittedApril 6, 2017
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Country
130,000
Botswana
83,000
Zimbabwe
51,000
Tanzania
29,000
India
23,000
Kenya
23,000
Namibia
22,000
Zambia
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Country
19,000
South Africa
11,000
Mozambique
7,100
Gabon
7,100
South Sudan
6,900
Burkina Faso
6,800
Cameroon
6,000
Rep. of the Congo
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Country
4,900
Uganda
4,500
Myanmar
3,800
Sri Lanka
3,000
Benin
2,900
Indonesia
2,900
Thailand
2,600
Malaysia
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level 71
Apr 6, 2017
Burkina Faso seems somewhat out of place.
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level 52
Apr 25, 2019
Neighbouring countries do have elephants, just not enough to make this list. For example, Nigeria has elephants, but its human population is so high that most large mammals have had their numbers drastically reduced.
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level 21
Oct 5, 2019
I stopped my walk up the south central coast when Nigeria didn't show...I should have skipped over it and tried some more
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level 73
Apr 6, 2017
Can you do one with giraffes?
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level 62
Apr 20, 2017
Kiwi?
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level 60
May 21, 2017
New Zealand!!!!!
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level 74
Apr 6, 2017
No Ivory Coast ...
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level 61
Apr 7, 2017
Maybe that's a good thing.
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level 63
Apr 7, 2017
:-)
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level 70
Apr 7, 2017
Ivory = dead elephant.
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level 54
Apr 8, 2017
Not always, if they use a tranquilizer gun and cut part of the tusk off it can grow back.
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level 70
May 21, 2017
I'm sure we can count on poachers to be so conscientious.
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level 74
Aug 8, 2018
Kind of like a dentist.
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level 70
Jul 27, 2019
Better to keep American dentists away from African wildlife.
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level 72
Apr 7, 2017
I'm not sure about these figures, because (as PaterN says) of Burkina Faso - an "island" of elephants unconnected to the other African countries that do have them, and also because of a mystery lack of them in Angola when all the surrounding countries have them.
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level 70
Apr 7, 2017
Keep in mind that countries that aren't on this list could still have elephants - just not as many
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level 67
Apr 7, 2017
Angola had plenty of Elephants before the Angolan civil war when most of all large animals were exterminated. The Angolan Govt. is making some sort of an attempt at re-introducing these animals but is yet to spend much money doing so.
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level 62
Apr 20, 2017
Well it was never going to be New Zealand.
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level 53
May 21, 2017
I've been to Botswana and Namibia and there are definitely Elephants that migrate between Angola, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. That's the whole aim of the nature reserves in the Caprivi strip in Northern Namibia. I'm also a bit sceptical about the number of Elephants in South Africa, 20 000 is basically just the Kruger National Park estimate.
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level 59
May 24, 2017
most elephants in SA are not wild, they are owned in private or state game reserves.... there are lots here though!
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level 40
May 21, 2017
Didn't expect India to be 98% seeing how most people relate elephants to africa
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level 49
May 21, 2017
Alexander fought against armies and tribes with elephants as cavalry. The elephants in the Jungle Book play an important role in the book and movies. I think there are many cases of popular culture where you can relate India with elephants.
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level 77
Jul 27, 2019
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom!
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level 62
Oct 5, 2019
Not sure what it is called but you often see images of indians with elephants in parades where there toss coloured powder.
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level 62
Oct 5, 2019
Also they have a god that looks like an elephant..
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level 50
Jul 12, 2017
Please check out my quiz! It's on the same thing, except for rhinos!
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level 79
Jul 25, 2018
tried nambia and it wouldn't work...
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level 74
Jul 28, 2019
Nam_i_bia
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level 62
Oct 5, 2019
Gamibia didnt work either
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level 73
Oct 8, 2019
How about Zamibia?
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level 74
Aug 8, 2018
You must accept the Colbert Nation for this one.
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level 74
Jul 26, 2019
And this would be a classic time to use Wikipedia as a source.
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level 72
Jul 29, 2019
I'm extremely surprised the DRC isn't on here. It's enormous.
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level 66
Oct 6, 2019
A lot of it is rainforest though.
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level 73
Oct 8, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_forest_elephant
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level 71
Jul 31, 2019
I wish we could update this quiz every year and have the numbers go UP.
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level 36
Oct 5, 2019
I forgot about botswana nooooooooo