Sauraha elephant breeding centre in Nepal


Sauraha elephant breeding centre


Local nameKhorsor hattisar, RCNP
Typecamp
Owner1986-now: Department of National Parks and Wildlife
Conservation (DNPWC).
Founded1985
First elephant arrived1985
Opened for public1989
AddressKhorsor, Baadreni Road Royal Chitwan NP
Zip-code44204
PlaceBharatpur
DistrictChitwan District
CountryNepal

DirectorsBudhan Chaudhary

Head keepers
of elephants
Bhagu Subba
Rameshwor Chaudhary
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Description

Sauraha elephant breeding centre, located at Khorsor, Baadreni Road Royal Chitwan NP, in Bharatpur, in Nepal, was founded in 1985, opened for public in 1989 and the first elephant arrived in 1985.

At Sauraha elephant breeding centre lives 44 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)

  1. Koshi Kali
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  3. Sitashma Kali
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  5. Sobhaka
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  7. Rupa Kali
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  9. Shamsher Kali
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  11. Rampyari Kali
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  13. Bhawani Kali
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  15. Aiswary Mala
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  17. Sashi Kali
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  19. Komal Kali
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  21. unknown
  22. ,
  23. Rambha Kali
  24. ,
  25. Saraswati Kali
  26. ,
  27. Poonam kali
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  29. Devi Kali born 1960
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  31. Shruti Khali born 1976
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  33. Prerana Kali born 1986
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  35. Chitwan Kali born 1987
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  37. Ram Gaja born 1987
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  39. Bahadur Gaja born 1994
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  41. Rapti Kali born 1998
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  43. Karnali Kali born 1998
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  45. Narayani Kali born 2000
  46. ,
  47. Himani Kali born 2001-06-18
  48. ,
  49. Vikram Prasad born 2002-04-07
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  51. Krishna Prasad (Gyanendra?) born 2004-08-07
  52. ,
  53. Sher Prasad born 2004-09-28
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  55. Kush Prasad born 2004-09-30
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  57. Sarasoti Kali born 2005-03-21
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  59. Amaltari Gaj born 2008-02-21
  60. ,
  61. Simsar Kali born 2009-05-15
  62. ,
  63. Madi Gaj born 2011-12-14
  64. ,
  65. Sauraha Gaj born 2012-03-22
  66. ,
  67. Kasara Gaj born 2012-04-13
  68. ,
  69. Someshwor Gaj born 2013-03-06
  70. ,
  71. Tec Gaj born 2013-05-19
  72. ,
  73. Simsim Kali born 2013-05-29
  74. ,
  75. Lucky Gaj born 2014-09-11
  76. ,
  77. Chamcham Kali born 2014-11-09
  78. ,
  79. Khorsor Gaj born 2015-12-19
  80. ,
  81. Ambe Kali born 2016-01-03
  82. ,
  83. Rimjhim Kali born 2016-03-21
  84. ,
  85. KrishnaChandra Gaj born 2016-05-19
  86. ,
  87. unknown born 2019-09-23
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1985: As a result of the recommendations contained in the Task Force Report (1985), an elephant breeding center was established at Khorsor in RCNP in1986. Founded as KMTNC hattisar, short for King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation, Koshor hattisar is located 5 km west from Sauraha.

1985: In the initial stage 20 elephants were received from India, Thailand and Myanmar to start the breeding center: 1. Airawat, 2. Lambodar, 3. Binayek, 4. Bhairab, 5. Bhawanikali, 6. Bhagwatikali, 7. Menakakali, 8. Sashikali, 9. Mangolakali, 10. Indrakali, 11. Devikali, 12. Gaurikali, 13. Parwatikali, 14. Sitasmakali, 15.Rambhakali, and 16. Sobhaka were imported from India, 17. Birendra, 18. Dhirendra from Myanmar, and 19. Shrutikali, 20. Aiswarymala from Thailand. (Ministry of Forests and Environment, 2018)

1985: Other sources claim; the elephant breeding center began with 22 elephants (16 from India, four from Thailand and two from Myanmar) (Kharel, 2000)

2001: This centre had 5 Stud Bulls and 15 females and 6 babies (totaling 26) in 2001.

2003: Twenty elephants have been placed at EBC for breeding purposes. Nineteen calves have been reproduced at EBC and survival rate was found to be 59.6 percent. Since the startup, 4 elephant keepers were killed by elephants; RamPrasad Chaudhary, Guri LalChaudhary, Dhan B. Tamang and Amrit Kurmi. (Yadav 2003)

2018: Since its establishment, 45 elephant calves have been produced at EBC. Among them, 25 are male (M) and 20 are female (F). A total of 65 staff Darbandi is approved from the Government of Nepal including a Senior Veterinary Doctor, a Veterinary Doctor, a Gazetted Subba, a Raut, 20 Phanit, 20 Mahout and 20 Pachuwa. (Ministry of Forests and Environment, 2018)


References for records about Sauraha elephant breeding centre

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2020). Sauraha elephant breeding centre, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=238. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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