Obstinate Bad Tempered Bullock


Although elephant polo was first played in India at the beginning of the twentieth century, the modern game originated in Meghauli, Nepal, following a meeting in Switzerland between the late Jim Edwards and James Manclark. It started out as a whimsical conversation between the two sport lovers and evolved into the adventurous sport of polo played on the back of elephants. The World Elephant Polo Association established the governing rules for Elephant Polo in 1982; the association has its headquarters at the Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge in the Royal Chitwan Park in Nepal, which is where the World Elephant Polo Tournament played every year on a grassy airfield in Megauly. This tournament is played within a small circuit of Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.