Sauraha, March 15, 2014 – Animal Nepal and Elephant Aid International call for an investigation into the killing of a mahout by a safari elephant in Sauraha earlier this week. “The issue of deprivation and overworking of safari elephants needs to be addressed to prevent further injuries and deaths,” the organizations say.
Safari elephant Champa Kali killed mahout Moti Lal Chaudhary (50) on March 12 during public bathing. Chaudhary recently changed jobs, and it was his first time to take the elephant for bathing with tourists. Champa Kali is known as an aggressive elephant, who killed someone in India before being sold to its Nepali owner, Bishnu Hari Sapkota of Nature Safari Camp. She also has a history of Tuberculosis. Continue reading “AN, EAI call for investigation into mahout killing by safari elephant”→
Sauraha is a popular tourism destination in Chitwan National Park. Here local tourism entrepreneurs, conservationists and bufferzone communities share a concern for the high number of stray dogs causing noise pollution and raising various welfare concerns. Continue reading “100 dogs receive family planning in Sauraha”→