Sunday, May 15, 2011

Elephant Sanctuary Kuala Gandah Lanchang temerloh Pahang Malaysia Package Tour

Elephant Sanctuary Kuala Gandah

Lanchang  Pahang Malaysia


Mobile Hotline  : +6012 369 5862

Duration Approx. 8 hours 
Departure 09.00 am from Kuala Lumpur
Package Rate  :  RM 200.00 per person
Chils  Rate  4 - 11 yrs RM 140.00 per person

Notes : 
1. The above rates is subject to 10% service charge..

Package Includes
* Pick and drop off at major hotels in Kuala Lumpur
* 01 Simple Lunch 
* Conservation Fee

Recommended Gear:
Sport shoes, t-shirt, long pants, sunglasses and hat.
Extra clothings to change and towels

Itinerary: 09.00am  Departure for Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
11.30am Visit Deer Farm Sanctuary except of Fridays replaced with Batu Caves (Deer Farm is closed)
12.30pm Arrival at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. Light lunch
01.00pm Briefing & a 30-minute National Geographic documentary at the Visitors Information Centre
01.45pm Feeding, grooming, bathing and riding of the elephants
04.00pm Departure for Kuala Lumpur

Elephant Sanctuary Malaysia
Welcome to Kuala Gandah The national Department of Wildlife and National Parks established the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary in 1989. The center is a base for the elephant relocation team, which began the translocation program in 1974. Being the only one of its kind in Malaysia, the team's duty is to track down, sedating and relocating problem elephants from areas whose natural habitats are constantly encroached by human developments, namely plantations. The captured wild elephants are then relocated to National Parks. Over the past 25 years the 24 strong team has helped the prevent the further decline of the elephant population by relocating more than 500 wild elephants. 

Deer Sanctuary
This deer sanctuary is situated in Bukit Rengit, Lanchang, about 140km from Kuantan. Traverse the park's 'Nature Garden' on an elevated boardwalk and marvel at its varieties of herbs and plants. The highlight of a visit here will be the interesting and fascinating deer-feeding session.

The park's 'Animal World' offers attractions such as ostriches, peacocks, deer and a sunbear. Visitors can also go camping or join a guided tour to learn basic jungle survival skills. 

More information of the Kuala Ganda Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant Sanctuary Kuala Gandah

Lanchang  Pahang Malaysia


Mobile Hotline  : +6012 369 5862 

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Malaysia is split into two parts both by the South China sea. Both of Malaysia's territories are home to two of the sub species of elephants. Peninsula Malaysia is home to the mainland Asian elephant (Maximus elephas indicus) and Borneo is home to the so called pygmy elephants (Maximus elephas borneensis).  Malaysian Elephant Population Figures
Elephant Range 45,000 km² approx (includes Peninsula and Borneo combined)
Country Ranking 4th of 13
Total Wild Elephants 2,351-3,066 total
1,251-1,466 - Peninsula
1,100- 1,600 - Borneo
Country Ranking 4th or 5th of 13
Total Captive Population negligible
Country Ranking Joint 10-13th
Source: R Sukumar - A Brief Review of the Status, Distribution and Biology of Wild Asian Elephants Elephas maximus- International Zoo Yearbook 2006
While this information source is considered the very best available, accurate data on wild elephant populations is difficult to obtain and scientifically verify.
Malaysia has a significant elephant population on both the Peninsula and Borneo
Wild Elephants in MalaysiaPeninsula Malaysia
Historically elephants were found in large numbers throughout the densely forests Malay Peninsula. However ver the past 100 years the forests have steadily given way to agriculture for both food and cash crops. The wild elephants have progressively receded from the south and west. Initially forest clearance paid no heed to the need for elephant corridors to allow for trans migration and this gave rise to a considerable human-elephant conflict and the destruction of valuable crops.
The Malay authorities response was to set up the Elephant Management Unit in 1974 under the authority of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks. This unit has established the world renowned Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre. The unit has become highly specialised in elephant translocation in response to human elephant conflict, moving elephants to he eastern Malaysian states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang where there is still a large amount of forest, some of which is protected as part of the vast Taman Negara National Park.
Using translocation elephants have been completely removed from the state of Perlis, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. In total some 500 elephants have been translocated over 25 years.
Forest clearance is now much reduced and takes place only after a lengthy planning process which takes into account elephant migtation pattern and habitat requirements.
The translocation policy appears to have been successful in maintaining a healthy elephant population and reducing human-elephant conflict.
Habitat loss threatens Malaysia's wild elephant population
Wild elephants are being moved to the eastern states
The elephants of Borneo were only accepted as a totally separate sub species in 2003 after scientists concluded that they were genetically different from their mainland cousins. Borneo is still home to large areas of forest which provides real hope that a healthy wild elephant population has a sustainable future. The elephants of Borneo are known to migrate between Malaysia and the Indonesian province of Kalimantan. Currently the Department of Wildlife and National Parks are working closely with the WWF to ensure the survival of Borneo’s elephants.
Borneo's elephants were declared a seperate sub species in 2003
Borneo's elephants are known as Pygmy Elephants on account of their diminutive size
Domesticated Elephants in MalaysiaHistorically Malaysia did have something of a domesticated elephant tradition based around the palaces of the Malay Sultans however this culture began to fade out in the 19th century.
Domesticated elephants were revived in 1974 because of the requirements of the Elephant Management Unit. Six mahouts and four khoonkie elephants (those trained to capture wild elephants) were brought over from Assam to train rangers how to control and capture wild elephants. Today the unit maintains 8 elephants to help with its operations.
Malaysia has a registration scheme for all elephants in captivity, mainly in zoos. Currently there are 36 elephants on the register.
Malaysia practices a successful policy of elephant relocation
Malaysia maintain 8 elephants for wild capture operations

Malaysia’s approach to elephant conservation has been well thought out, scientifically based and methodical in its approach. The translocation of problem elephants has mitigated the effects of human-elephant conflict found elsewhere and ensured healthy sustainable elephant populations. In the future as long as further deforestation is limited it should be possible for Malaysia to maintain a healthy elephant population on both the Peninsula and in Borneo.