Champa Kali

I am Champa Kali. The name “Champa” means white flower. I was born on April 3 1990. This year I became 42 years old. I am still single. Maybe someday I will get a wonderful husband who loves me. I weigh around 9,215 lbs. It has been 15 years since I started living at Sapana Village Lodge. Before that I used to live in India where they used me for giving people rides on my back on their wedding ceremony, for carrying woods. I was brought to Sapana Village Lodge by the owner of the Lodge Mr. Dhruba Giri. Ever since I came to Sapana Lodge I have been treated with kindness and love. Everyday they feed me good food and I get to live with similar friends like me. Together they take us to graze in the jungle at 6-10 am in the morning and again at 1:30pm to 5pm the rest of the time we live in our shelter. I take bath 3 times a day. Along with my friends I am involved in animal friendly programs like Elephant feeding, Elephant candy making, Elephant Day Care Program and Elephant Bush Walk which involves making fruit baskets and feeding us, taking a walk with us in the bush with the beautiful sunrise and letting us be closer to the guests at lodge.

Champa Kalai in Sapana Village Lodge
Champa Kalai in Sapana Village Lodge
Champa Kalai in Sapana Village Lodge

We are very social animal and we also love interacting with the humans. The humans also appreciate our company and they are very kind to us. My favorite foods are sugarcane and Bananas. Sometimes I argue with Srijana for food thats why people here call me “Grumpy Girl”, but that is fine. I know they still love me for who I am. The person who takes care of me is Saroj. I am very happy at Sapana Village Lodge and thankful to Mr. Dhruba Giri, Lena, Donna and their organizations for bringing me here and giving me a new life in a such a wonderful place . I am usually very calm and relaxed and I like to live in isolation. Any place alone is a happy place for me. I Love my friends but sometimes they can be very noisy and so I love being by myself. You can come and visit me at Sapana Village Lodge. I will be very happy to see you there.

Champa Kalai in Sapana Village Lodge
Champa Kalai in Sapana Village Lodge
Champa Kalai in Sapana Village Lodge
REMEMBER US TO LOVE US, TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF US.