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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Good and Well maintained place. It is lovely to feed the elephants and being so close is amazing! But the possibility to go in the river together with a baby elephant is terrible. One small elephant has to be in the water for at least one hour for all those tourists that want a picture with him. Terrible to see, and it is not necessary. And also very uncomfortable for the elephant (they use a sharp hook to let the elephant get down). Quite a shock for me because I was happy that they skipped the rides, but they still use the elephants as an attraction! So please go there, donate Some money and Enjoy the elephants, but going in the water with one of them is just not necessary and only Nice for the tourist.

Date of experience: April 2018
14  Thank jeffreyheijden
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) established National Elephant Conservation Centre in 1989. The centre is the base for the Elephant Unit, which began the elephant translocation programme in 1974.

The only one of its kind in Malaysia, the team is dedicated to locating, subduing and then translocate problem elephants from areas where their habitats are being encroached by development. These elephants are then relocated to safer habitats including Taman Negara National Park. Over the past 30 years, this team has helped to resolve human-elephants conflicts and minimised the economic losses caused by such conflicts by relocating more than 700 wild elephants.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

The facility seems well built with paved roads where families can bring their prams and babies. On that day, we only saw six elephants. Unless you are obsessed with elephants, the long trip here will be more worth it if you combine with the nearby Deerland.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank pianocello
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Grateful to be given an opportunity to get up close to the Malaysian Asian elephant. This centre should be noted for its noble efforts to ensure the safety of the giant elephants roaming throughout the forest sanctuary. We observed how the young elephants roaming freely within secured electric fencing area. We also saw the bathing and cleaning of elephants by mahout. We also watched the video shows which portrays the translocation of wild elephants from conflict area to their new habitat

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank GanL
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

A must .... don’t miss out on this experience.
Do not book a tour through any company find a taxi driver that you can hirer for the day and drive out .
The sanctuary is free entrance but I would recommend you take a guide once inside.
It really is the best day and the elephants are so well looked after .
The taxi cost us 450rm and he waited around all day for us .
Guides are amazing and the whole staff very friendly.

Date of experience: March 2018
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