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. See Elephant Breeding Centre and all Sauraha has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sauraha driving holiday app .
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  • All the elephants are chained up and they rock side to side because they have nothing else to do. One baby elephant kept trying to walk over to its mum but his chain wasn't long enough. The info in th...  more »
  • After our visit to the park we came here were the elephants on a chain along. what we found not a pleasant face.
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  • Its very sad seeing such majestic beasts as elephants kept like this. Chained up with very short chains, unable to move more than a metre or so from where they stand. The most tragic thing I saw was a...  more »
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  • Really feel unconfortable to see all elephants chained with no space to move. You even learn that baby elephant are separated from their mother, tortured and broken so they accept orders and people on their back. I felt sad and even a bit culprit because my visit contribute to the popularity of that kind of business. I expected better. Please think twice before going here or riding private elephants.
  • Great place to see elephants and very cheap at 50 ruppees entrance fee. Little distressing to see the elephants chained up but I was assured that this is for their wellbeing and only in the evening to stop them from causing damage.
  • This place is sad :( they hit them and chain them it’s definitely not worth a visit
  • This is the place to visit when you come to chitwan national park. You can visit the elephant and watch the sunset by the river.
  • Interesting and cheap (50) however sad to see the elephants all chained. Many were rocking back and forth and did not look happy (I admit I'm not certain what a happy elephant looks like)

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