Elephant Sanctuary ~ Places to Visit
from Kuala Lumpur
The Kuala Gandah
Elephant Sanctuary now known as the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation
Centre, is a popular destination for visitors to an introduction to
one of the largest mammal on earth. This includes observing and
participating in the bathing, feeding and getting close and hands on
experience with the elephants.
Known officially as the The Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre is essentially a sanctuary for orphaned elephants found in Malaysia set-up in 1989 under the Department of Wildlife & National Parks, Malaysia.
The centres Elephant Capture &
Translocation Unit (ECTU), is one of its kind in the world. The team is
dedicated to locating, subduing and then translocation of problem elephants
from areas where their habitats are constantly being encroached by
The Elephant Capture & Translocation Unit is dedicated to the continued protection and relocation of wild elephants, from areas of conflict to safer jungle reserves and national parks.
Here at the elephant
sanctuary, 'worker elephants are trained to help "guide and mother' others
during the relocation process to National Park wildlife sanctuaries.
Usually around 2.30pm, you will see he elephants will be led to the holding area for the grooming & feeding session. Here you will be introduced to the technique of feeding the elephants.
Here is your chance to get close and personal with these gentle giants, by hand-on feeding them. Their feed includes fruits such as melons, bananas, papayas, etc, and vegetables, palm leaves and plant shoots. Kids will get a kick feeding the baby elephants (they love peanuts, sugar cane and bananas).
After their feeding session the adult elephants are taken to the nearby river for their bath, which are done by the sanctuary wardens.
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