Top five countries in Africa where elephant numbers increased the most 2007-2013

This statistic shows the five African countries who experienced the largest gains in their elephant populations between 2007 and 2013. The country in which the largest increased occurred was South Africa. In 2007 South Africa had 17,847 elephants, by 2013 that number was 20,260.

Top five African countries for gains in elephant populations between 2007 and 2013

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Release date

March 2016



Survey time period

2007 and 2013

Supplementary notes

This statistic is based on figures published by Brookings collected through the They reflect definite reported elephant populations.

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