Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary in Malaysia is one of the popular attractions in Malaysia. The Elephant Sanctuary, the first of it kind in the country was set up in 1989 to support elephant relocation programs that had begun in 1974. The Kuala Gandah sanctuary has been deemed a necessity for the purpose of making the elephants survive which are indeed dwindling. The National Department of Wildlife had taken up the task of establishing the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary.
The responsibility of the team includes tracking down of these animals and sedating them. After the process is complete, these large animals are then later moved to more suitable locations such as the national parks. Ever since this project got underway about 30 years ago, about 500 wild elephants have been relocated.
The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary will give you a very rare opportunity to learn about these displaced gentle giants. Visitors coming here can with the help on an elephant guide or a mahout get a chance to ride them through the jungle. The brave and adventurous visitor can take the elephants down to the river and help them give a bath. There really is no better opportunity than this to get in touch with Big Nature.
Two elephants at the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary in Malaysia are currently assisting human workers in their endeavours while two more are being trained two take over the duties at a later stage. There are four other elephants at the centre all of them being orphans, that have been adopted by the team.
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