Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Pahang

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Admire the stoic and friendly Malaysian elephants at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. An endemic species, the elephants here are orphaned and many will be relocated to suitable habitats once rehabilitated and able to live in the wild. Watch the animals being washed and fed before getting the chance to ride one and swim in the river with them as they bathe. Due to the sanctuary's popularity, advance reservations are recommended. Put Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary and other Bentong attractions into our Bentong trip itinerary site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Free entrance Can give donation at the counter w form to fill up If u plan to feed elephant , I suggest buy banana rm 9 instead of sugar cane rm 3/ bundle . Well maintain environment  more »
  • We had a private tour to the elephant preservation sanctuary. There are over 20 orphan elephants, who have been injured in the wild, majority will never go back to the wild, only 5 have returned but w...  more »
  • The sanctuary elephants are clearly well cared for and happy but this isn’t a natural environment for them. They are all rescue elephants that can’t return to the wild so you can at least appreciate t...  more »
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  • It was fun feeding the elephants but that's all it was. The waterlevel was too high to bath with the baby elephants so there wasn't much to do except feeding them and that doesn't take a whole day ;) The show wasn't good, nothing to look at really and you could in hear a word of what they screamed in the microphone. I'm happy that we did this as a part of a tour cause if this would've been a one day activity I would have been disappointed.
  • Worth every penny! You learn of the amazing work they do in conservation and get to bathe baby elephants! Get there early if you want to bathe the elephants as only a few groups can do this each day
  • Elephants don't look happy at all. Swinging from left to right (bored/stressed?) in their tiny living space. We asked how long they stay in the small cages. It's the whole day, they only come out for a short period of time. Poor animals have to perform for the tourists as well. We felt really bad and left early.
  • FREE entrance. FREE ample parking space. Optional to buy sugar canes inside the observation area to feed these elephants. There is a cafeteria selling local food in the compound. Elephant show and feeding time starts at 2:15PM on weekends. See pics. NOTE: It cost RM100 a day to feed an average elephant. Feel free to make a donation to support this shelter.
  • Even though its a drive from KL, but worth your while. See elephant's cared for genuinely. Food shack was unimpressive to look at but don't be afraid to eat there, thumbs up for the taste

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