Elephant Breeding Centre, Sauraha

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Observe elephants up close at Elephant Breeding Centre, dedicated to supporting wild and trained herds allowed to roam and graze in a jungle habitat. Understand how the caretakers look after these creatures as you watch them prepare kuchiis, elephant food made from molasses, salt, and rice wrapped in grass. See baby elephants interacting with their mothers and performing activities with their trunks. Expect to see the mother elephants chained up and stabled for their safety and yours. Put Elephant Breeding Centre at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sauraha trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 12, 2017
    I am waiting go to see the elephant breeding center but I couldn't... from yesterday it was very strong rain all day, hope I will go some other time some other day... thank you.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Tour to Elephant Breeding Center was a part of our package. Our guide Shitaram took us to this place which was little bit far from sauraha. We enjoy watching baby elephants playing and food preparatio...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    The animals are completely dropped, roam freely and you have until a certain fear of so accustomed to human presence that are the elephants since breeding Center. It's worth losing a few minutes on the 10 input to better understand how animals are treated and their relationship with the local population over the centuries.
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  • May 31, 2017
    When you read the notes on 'training' the elephants, you understand why there is a growing movement to have elephants unchained A good experience to understand better - maybe not so good for the elephants
  • May 22, 2017
    Nice place to spend like around 1h watching the baby elephants with their mothers. There is also a room with info about elephants and the domestication proccess. It was quite a shocking reading for me.
  • May 21, 2017
    The place of breeding center is fine but authority should think about to remove the chain from baby elephant, fencing should be needed repairs.
  • March 12, 2017
    Could be so much better. Walk there was much better than the centre. 50 rps entrance is fair I guess.
  • December 29, 2016
    I though the breeding center allow the elephant to be free in a specific space but they are attach with chain around their feet. However we saw the elephants and the babies going walking to the river and enjoying nature. Also, the amazing wild male elephant "Ronaldo" came at the breeding center to see the female and everybody was stressed because he could attack. Great experience ;)

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