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First captive elephant survey out: This is where your state stands


New Delhi, Jan 30: A first-of-its-kind census, undertaken on the orders of the Supreme Court in the country has enumerated 2,454 jumbos, out of which, more than two-thirds are in private custody. There are 2,454 elephants in captivity, of which 560 are in possession with forest departments and 1,687 with private individuals. However, 664 of the total captive elephants in the country are without ownership certificate while there are 85 in zoos, 26 in circuses and 96 in temples.

First captive elephant survey out: This is where your state stands

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