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Date of Birth

28th October 2012



Age at Rescue

Rescue Location

Born at Elephant Nature Park

Rescue Date

Herd / Friends

Solitary Bull

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.

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Flashback Friday 8 September 2023: A short story of our handsome young bull named Navaan

Flashback Friday 8 September 2023: A short story of our handsome young bull named Navaan at Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary

Navaan (meaning “gold” in Cambodian) was born at Elephant Nature Park in the early hours of October 28, 2012, to…Read More

Elephant of the Week 31 July 2023: Jokia

Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary Elephant of the Week 31 July 2023: Jokia

Jokia joined our elephant family in 1997. Mae Perm, the Park’s first rescue, embraced her right away when they met…Read More

Rescued Elephant SriPrae gives birth to Navaan

SriPrae gives birth to Navaan at Elephant Nature Park

She never presented any signs she was pregnant, so we were quite surprised to hear the elephant commotion in the…Read More

Victim of a landmine Elephant SriPrae uses a stick to clean her scar

SriPrae the Landmine Victim cleans her foot with a stick at Elephant Nature Park

Scientists often say that only animals with a thumb can use tools. Clearly elephants do not have thumbs but their…Read More

Navaan will be moving to his bigger shelter soon.


We are building the large chain free shelter for our male elephants to provide them more space. FaaMai's family group…Read More

Sriprae the mother of Navaan


SriPrae born around 1990, SriPrae (meaning ‘feminine and smooth as silk’) arrived at ENP in early November 2010. SriPrae’s first…Read More

Happy Birth Day to our boy Navaan


Eight years ago a precious life entered into our lives here at ENP. The charming little prince Navaan was born…Read More

Happy 6th Birthday to our precious boy – Navaan

Navann and his favorite ball.

Today is the special day, it  is the day Navaan was brought into this world to be a wonderful elephant…Read More

Navaan showing that he is the Prince of the Park

Navann is the happiest baby elephant.

At Elephant Nature Park, we rescued many animals and let them living free. It is heartwarming to see they can…Read More

Elephant Of The Week : SookSai

Navann play with Sook Sai

Sook Sai means "Pure Happiness". She worked in logging, trekking and street begging. She has had 15 different owners. During…Read More

Happy Birthday Navaan 28 October 2016

Happy 4th Birth Day, Navann

Today is a special day, four years ago we got a very special gift from SriPare. She gave birth to…Read More

Baby elephant play with everything they see


Baby elephant and the toys. See how they have a great fun.

Jokia spend more times with Navaan’s family


Jokia's life has brightened up with the charm of Navaan. She spends more time with Navaan's family and it seems…Read More

Baby elephant Yindee and Navaan are showing their bull instinct


Navaan is 3 years and 5 months, Yindee is 2 years and 7 months. Both baby elephants born at Elephant…Read More

The nanny elephant Tub Tim always stay beside Navaan even they are in the separate room.


While the vet gives medical treatment to SriPrae, they need to move the other elephant to stay in another area.…Read More

Baby elephant Navaan is having mom milk from his mother, SriPrae.


Navaan is going to complete his 3rd year on 28th October this year. Despite all of the fresh fruits and…Read More

Navaan and his nanny Bua Kham, enjoy the happy time in the river after the heavy rain at Elephant Nature Park.


There was a heavy rain last night, the river raise up and our herd are very happy. Navaan and his…Read More

SookSai is falling in love with our cutie elephant, Navaan.


SookSai still trying to get a relationship with Navaan. She still not get accept from the herd to join the…Read More

Baby elephant Navaan and his new toy Donated Enrichment by Dr Amy Schroff


t's almost a week since Navaan received his new toy and despite trying, he can not break it. Normally it…Read More

Baby elephant Navaan and family enjoy a day with young Rain Tree leaves..


After the rain, the trees and the grass are growing with their green sprouts every where. Navaan and his family…Read More

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