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African elephant population26,000,000.0025,961,259.0825,922,518.1625,883,777.2425,845,036.3225,806,295.4025,767,554.4825,728,813.5625,690,072.6425,651,331.7225,612,590.8025,573,849.8825,535,108.9625,496,368.0425,457,627.1225,418,886.2025,380,145.2825,341,404.3625,302,663.4425,263,922.5225,225,181.6025,186,440.6825,147,699.7625,108,958.8425,070,217.9225,031,477.0024,992,736.0824,953,995.1624,915,254.2424,876,513.3224,837,772.4024,799,031.4824,760,290.5624,721,549.6424,682,808.7224,644,067.8024,605,326.8824,566,585.9624,527,845.0424,489,104.1224,450,363.2024,411,622.2824,372,881.3624,334,140.4424,295,399.5224,256,658.6024,217,917.6824,179,176.7624,140,435.8424,101,694.9224,062,954.0024,024,213.0823,985,472.1623,946,731.2323,907,990.3123,869,249.3923,830,508.4723,791,767.5523,753,026.6323,714,285.7123,675,544.7923,636,803.8723,598,062.9523,559,322.0323,520,581.1123,481,840.1923,443,099.2723,404,358.3523,365,617.4323,326,876.5123,288,135.5923,249,394.6723,210,653.7523,171,912.8323,133,171.9123,094,430.9923,055,690.0723,016,949.1522,978,208.2322,939,467.3122,900,726.3922,861,985.4722,823,244.5522,784,503.6322,745,762.7122,707,021.7922,668,280.8722,629,539.9522,590,799.0322,552,058.1122,513,317.1922,474,576.2722,435,835.3522,397,094.4322,358,353.5122,319,612.5922,280,871.6722,242,130.7522,203,389.8322,164,648.9122,125,907.9922,087,167.0722,048,426.1522,009,685.2321,970,944.3121,932,203.3921,893,462.4721,854,721.5521,815,980.6321,777,239.7121,738,498.7921,699,757.8721,661,016.9521,622,276.0321,583,535.1121,544,794.1921,506,053.2721,467,312.3521,428,571.4321,389,830.5121,351,089.5921,312,348.6721,273,607.7521,234,866.8321,196,125.9121,157,384.9921,118,644.0721,079,903.1521,041,162.2321,002,421.3120,963,680.3920,924,939.4720,886,198.5520,847,457.6320,808,716.7120,769,975.7920,731,234.8720,692,493.9520,653,753.0320,615,012.1120,576,271.1920,537,530.2720,498,789.3520,460,048.4320,421,307.5120,382,566.5920,343,825.6720,305,084.7520,266,343.8320,227,602.9120,188,861.9920,150,121.0720,111,380.1520,072,639.2320,033,898.3119,995,157.3919,956,416.4619,917,675.5419,878,934.6219,840,193.7019,801,452.7819,762,711.8619,723,970.9419,685,230.0219,646,489.1019,607,748.1819,569,007.2619,530,266.3419,491,525.4219,452,784.5019,414,043.5819,375,302.6619,336,561.7419,297,820.8219,259,079.9019,220,338.9819,181,598.0619,142,857.1419,104,116.2219,065,375.3019,026,634.3818,987,893.4618,949,152.5418,910,411.6218,871,670.7018,832,929.7818,794,188.8618,755,447.9418,716,707.0218,677,966.1018,639,225.1818,600,484.2618,561,743.3418,523,002.4218,484,261.5018,445,520.5818,406,779.6618,368,038.7418,329,297.8218,290,556.9018,251,815.9818,213,075.0618,174,334.1418,135,593.2218,096,852.3018,058,111.3818,019,370.4617,980,629.5417,941,888.6217,903,147.7017,864,406.7817,825,665.8617,786,924.9417,748,184.0217,709,443.1017,670,702.1817,631,961.2617,593,220.3417,554,479.4217,515,738.5017,476,997.5817,438,256.6617,399,515.7417,360,774.8217,322,033.9017,283,292.9817,244,552.0617,205,811.1417,167,070.2217,128,329.3017,089,588.3817,050,847.4617,012,106.5416,973,365.6216,934,624.7016,895,883.7816,857,142.8616,818,401.9416,779,661.0216,740,920.1016,702,179.1816,663,438.2616,624,697.3416,585,956.4216,547,215.5016,508,474.5816,469,733.6616,430,992.7416,392,251.8216,353,510.9016,314,769.9816,276,029.0616,237,288.1416,198,547.2216,159,806.3016,121,065.3816,082,324.4616,043,583.5416,004,842.6215,966,101.6915,927,360.7715,888,619.8515,849,878.9315,811,138.0115,772,397.0915,733,656.1715,694,915.2515,656,174.3315,617,433.4115,578,692.4915,539,951.5715,501,210.6515,462,469.7315,423,728.8115,384,987.8915,346,246.9715,307,506.0515,268,765.1315,230,024.2115,191,283.2915,152,542.3715,113,801.4515,075,060.5315,036,319.6114,997,578.6914,958,837.7714,920,096.8514,881,355.9314,842,615.0114,803,874.0914,765,133.1714,726,392.2514,687,651.3314,648,910.4114,610,169.4914,571,428.5714,532,687.6514,493,946.7314,455,205.8114,416,464.8914,377,723.9714,338,983.0514,300,242.1314,261,501.2114,222,760.2914,184,019.3714,145,278.4514,106,537.5314,067,796.6114,029,055.6913,990,314.7713,951,573.8513,912,832.9313,874,092.0113,835,351.0913,796,610.1713,757,869.2513,719,128.3313,680,387.4113,641,646.4913,602,905.5713,564,164.6513,525,423.7313,486,682.8113,447,941.8913,409,200.9713,370,460.0513,331,719.1313,292,978.2113,254,237.2913,215,496.3713,176,755.4513,138,014.5313,099,273.6113,060,532.6913,021,791.7712,983,050.8512,944,309.9312,905,569.0112,866,828.0912,828,087.1712,789,346.2512,750,605.3312,711,864.4112,673,123.4912,634,382.5712,595,641.6512,556,900.7312,518,159.8112,479,418.8912,440,677.9712,401,937.0512,363,196.1312,324,455.2112,285,714.2912,246,973.3712,208,232.4512,169,491.5312,130,750.6112,092,009.6912,053,268.7712,014,527.8511,975,786.9211,937,046.0011,898,305.0811,859,564.1611,820,823.2411,782,082.3211,743,341.4011,704,600.4811,665,859.5611,627,118.6411,588,377.7211,549,636.8011,510,895.8811,472,154.9611,433,414.0411,394,673.1211,355,932.2011,317,191.2811,278,450.3611,239,709.4411,200,968.5211,162,227.6011,123,486.6811,084,745.7611,046,004.8411,007,263.9210,968,523.0010,929,782.0810,891,041.1610,852,300.2410,813,559.3210,774,818.4010,736,077.4810,697,336.5610,658,595.6410,619,854.7210,581,113.8010,542,372.8810,503,631.9610,464,891.0410,426,150.1210,387,409.2010,348,668.2810,309,927.3610,271,186.4410,232,445.5210,193,704.6010,154,963.6810,116,222.7610,077,481.8410,038,740.9210,000,000.009,868,181.829,736,363.649,604,545.459,472,727.279,340,909.099,209,090.919,077,272.738,945,454.558,813,636.368,681,818.188,550,000.008,418,181.828,286,363.648,154,545.458,022,727.277,890,909.097,759,090.917,627,272.737,495,454.557,363,636.367,231,818.187,100,000.006,968,181.826,836,363.646,704,545.456,572,727.276,440,909.096,309,090.916,177,272.736,045,454.555,913,636.365,781,818.185,650,000.005,518,181.825,386,363.645,254,545.455,122,727.274,990,909.094,859,090.914,727,272.734,595,454.554,463,636.364,331,818.184,200,000.004,068,181.823,936,363.643,804,545.453,672,727.273,540,909.093,409,090.913,277,272.733,145,454.553,013,636.362,881,818.182,750,000.002,618,181.822,486,363.642,354,545.452,222,727.272,090,909.091,959,090.911,827,272.731,695,454.551,563,636.361,431,818.181,300,000.001,236,639.561,173,279.131,109,918.691,046,558.25983,197.81919,837.38856,476.94793,116.50729,756.06666,395.63603,035.19539,674.75476,314.31412,953.88349,593.44286,233.00291,399.67296,566.33301,733.00326,811.50351,890.00376,968.50402,047.00416,091.40430,135.80444,180.20458,224.60472,269.00464,606.33456,943.67449,281.00441,618.33433,955.67426,293.00420,860.50415,428.00

Estimated population of African elephants.

Long-run estimates from 1500 and 1913 in particular have a large degree of error and should be interpreted with caution; however, they are a useful indicator of the magnitude of population change over time.

Source: IUCN SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG)