Team of Our family Member
I am Srijana Kali. I was born on 1982, April 3rd. I don’t know the meaning of my name and why I was given this specific name, but living with humans thought me the meaning of Srijana : to develop something new! Maybe that’s why I gave birth to a child and started a new life. I am very happy and proud to be a mother of such a wonderful child. I want to share with you the story of his birth. One day an old friend came from far away to visit me at the place I live in. We had a special bond: since childhood we were friends, we lived and played together. Both our mom were wild elephants. But later when I grew up I was captured and domesticated by people, trained by them for carrying people on my back and taking them on long safariwalks. My friend on the other hand was wild living freely in jungle…..
I am Samrat. I was born on January 9, 2013. When I was born in this beautiful world, I was excited and already trying to stand up on my feet, walking and running as soon as I was able to do so. Slowly the days passed and according to Nepali Hindu Culture I was given a beautiful name during the name giving ceremony. The priest saw the Nepali Calendar and gave me a name accordingly: Samrat Gaj. I am very happy and proud of my name. Samrat means King of Kings. Among all my friends and family here, I am the only male elephant in my shelter.
I am Champa Kali. The name “Champa” means white flower. I was born on April 3, 1990. This year 2023 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 lived in India where they used me for giving people rides on my back on their wedding ceremony and for carrying wood. I was brought to Sapana Village Lodge by the owner of the 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 friends, who share a similar past…..
I am Lucky Kali. My name needs no introduction. Luck is always by my side. I was Nepal’s First private Retired Elephant!! I was born on May 21 1957. This year 2023, I became 65 years old. I am still single and searching for a husband who loves me. Before coming to Sapana Village Lodge I lived in India where they used me for carrying peoples on my back, giving long rides to them and carrying wood and logs. I was also brought to Sapana Village Lodge by the owner of the Lodge: Mr. Dhruba Giri. It has been 4 years since I started living in Sapana Lodge…………
I am Maya Kali. My name “Maya” is a Nepali word which means love and affection. I was born on August 15 1993. This year 2023, I became 29 years old. I am married and have been pregnant for 12 months but sadly my husband has already left me and went back to the jungle. He is a wild Elephant and his name is “Gobinda”. Maybe that’s why nowadays I feel a little irritated towards humans and as I am over protective of my coming child, I try to stay away from humans as much as possible. My former life in India was very complicated…………….
Chan Chal Kali
I am Chanchal Kali. My name “Chanchal” means :naughty. But thats quite opposite from my real nature, actually I am very shy and anxious towards others. I was born on December 2, 1986. This year 2023, I became 36 years old. I weigh 7,937 lbs. I had a handsome husband and beautiful child back at India. We were a happy family. But they took me away from my family and sold me to another person for riding people and carrying other heavy loads on my back.
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