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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Pahang...

They don't have this back home...

Gambar ni bukannya amik pagi tadi atau kejap tadi tapi bak kata Dr M dulu "Dah Lama Dah..".
Lokasinya kat Kuala Gandah Pahang. Sempena Tahun Melawat Malaysia 2007 ni, nak promote lah
sikit tempat Pusat Pemuliharaan Gajah Kuala Gandah nie. Takkan nak tengok "Eye On Malaysia" jer.


The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) established Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre in 1989. The centre is a base for the Elephant Relocation Team, 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 translocating problem elephants from areas where their habitats are constantly being encroached by plantations, to other suitable habitats throughout Peninsular such as Taman Negara. Over the past 30 years the 24 strong team has helped to prevent the further decline of the elephant population by recolating more than 450 wild elephants.

As well as being a base for the translocation team and a home for a number of resident elephants, Kuala Gandah also aims to promote public awareness of the elephant’s plight in Malaysian and to support research into elephants translocation and conservation. Visitors are welcome throughout the year to ride the elephant within the centre, help wash them in the nearby river and participate in feeding them.
The centre also strives to educate the public about the importance of habitat and environmental preservation.

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