Champakali an Asian elephant at Holong Philkhana (Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary)

♀ Champakali


Chip id Number0006478575
Local id Number 4 (Jaldapara)


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 70 years old (approximate age)
Management:Free contact
Born:* ~1951 unknown
Birth place:
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 1996 Diana Local id: 29

2. Born 1999 Amrapali Local id: 39

3. Born 2002-01-00 unknown Local id: 47
Present / last location:Holong Philkhana (Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary), in India

Date of Arrival
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Holong Philkhana (Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary)
from Dudhwa elephant base camp (Dudhwa National Park)
Dudhwa elephant base camp (Dudhwa National Park)
from Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
from Singeswar Fair
Singeswar Fair
from unknown

Document updated2018-05-22: new record, location Dudhwa
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Champakali is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Holong Philkhana (Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary), in India.

Champakali arrived Holong Philkhana (Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary) unknown date, relocated from Dudhwa elephant base camp (Dudhwa National Park), in India.

In Holong Philkhana (Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary), Champakali lives together with 2 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. noname (wild)
  2. ,
  3. unknown born 2020-00-00
  4. , (see detailed list).


  1. (F) 1996 Diana Local id: 29
  2. (F) 1999 Amrapali Local id: 39
  3. (M) 2002-01-00 unknown Local id: 47


Champakali was born unknown ~1951.

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1982-02-18: Purchased from Singheswari
mela (Saharsa) on 18.02.1982

Foresters said kunki Champakali had played the role of a foster mother to all the six rescued calves.

Rabi Biswakarma, Champakali’s mahout, said: “I never thought that these calves would leave, particularly Balasundar (brought to the park at the age of 10 days) and Titi (came to the park when it was one month old). Foresters and vets here had thought that the animals would die as they were really young and needed mother’s milk to survive. Champakali took care of the calves and brought them back to health. I am very sad. The calves were like my own children. I will feel bad when they are gone.”

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Champakali, an Asian elephant at Holong Philkhana (Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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