Sauraha elephant breeding centre, located at Khorsor, Baadreni Road Royal Chitwan NP, in Bharatpur, 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)
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)