Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Education Centre in Malaysia

Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Education Centre
Some of the staff &  a few of the Centres elephants also acted in the Hollywood movie " Anna & The King ".
Some of the staff & a few of the Centres elephants also acted in the Hollywood movie " Anna & The King ".
Typecamp
Founded1989
First elephant0
AddressKrau Game Reserve, Temerloh
PlacePahang
CountryMalaysia
Websitehttp://www.wildlife.gov.my/

2011: 7 males, 17 females, total 24 elephants. (Gajah 35)

The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, located near the Krau Wildlife Reserve, was established in 1985 by the Development of Wildlife and National Parks.

Kuala Gandah is located in the state of Pahang about a two hour drive inland from Kuala Lumpur in the middle of peninsular Malaysia. The centre is situated on the edge of Krau Wildlife Reserve and is the headquarters for the Malaysian Elephant Translocation Team. The name Kuala Gandah is taken from the nearby small stream running near the electric compound enclosure which houses the elephants during the day from 830am to 2pm before they are transferred to the roofed holding area.

In 2005, there were 38,863 visitors. This figure rose to 60,436 in 2006. The centre received a total of 81,017 visitors in 2007, which is 34 percent increase in visitors in 2007 compared to the previous year.

The centres elephant unit chief is Nasharuddin Othman.

Some of the staff & a few of the Centres elephants also acted in the Hollywood movie " Anna & The King ".

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