Navaan (gold in Cambodian) was born at Elephant Nature Park in the early hours on October 28, 2012, to a chorus of trumpeting and elephant gossip.
Navaan will never work and will never have his spirit broken in a phajaan. Though breeding is not planned or encouraged at ENP, nature does take its course and pregnancies have occurred in the past. SriPrae and Hope kept their romance a secret and Navaan was conceived beneath the ENP radar. It was with great surprise that we welcomed him on that early October morning!
Navaan is confident and demanding, and like his father Hope, likes to clown around and be the center of attention. He has collected a following of gran-nannies who are hopelessly devoted to him. Sadly, his nanny, Mae BuaKham, passed away of old age a couple of years ago. Navaan lives in a large bull enclosure with a swimming pool and is regularly visited by his mother, SriPrae.