Kampung Sokmik

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  • Day7

    Kuala Gandha Elephant Sanctuary

    August 3, 2016 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    An early check-out at 7:30 we left in a thunderstorm which has started around 5am, to make the long drive north-east by-passing KL to Taman Negara which means national.park via the Elephant Santuary at Kuala Gandah - this is a centre run by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks and is the only centre that specialises in locating and translocating elephants to refer habitats away from mainly plantation area which have encroached on the Elephant habitats and which the elephants are destructive. We saw some resident elephants those rescued and unable to be returned back to the wild - this involved us feeding them and watching them take a bath in the river.. very touristy and not that informative. Then it was back on the bus for another 3 hours until we reached The National Park - where we needed to catch a boat across the river to get the resort.Read more

  • Day34

    Au sanctuaire des éléphants

    February 11, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Les éléphants ont la vie dure en Malaisie. Quand ce ne sont pas des braconniers qui les tuent ou les blessent, elles sont forcées d'abandonner leur habitat naturel au profit du développement, notamment des plantations d'huile de palme qui entraînent la déforestation massive du couvert végétal malaisien.

    Heureusement, le Sanctuaire de Kuala Gandah, que nous avons eu la chance de visiter aujourd'hui, se donne pour mission depuis une trentaine d'année, de protéger les quelques 1 200 éléphants du pays. Par le biais de plusieurs activités, ils sont entre autres responsable de la relocalisation des éléphants en milieu menacé, de leur réhabilitation et de leur réintégration en zone protégée.

    Pour en apprendre plus sur le sanctuaire et ses activités :
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  • Day9

    Elephant Conservation Centre

    January 2, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Bsuech imene Elefante-Park. Verwundeti oder verstossni Elefante chömed döt ane& werded wider id Wildnis entloh, wenn mögli...het au en Elefant gha mitemne amputierte Fuess, wil er ine Falle vo Wilderer grote isch. De wird wohl immer döt läbe& nöd id Wildnis zrug chöne...Read more

  • Day15

    Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

    August 3, 2016 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We left Melaka in a thunderstorm, at 7:30am which has started around 5am, the first serious rain I had seen since arriving in Asia. Our drive to the rainforest was to be long, by-passing Kuala Lumpur and heading in a North-East direction for around 3 hours until we reached out first stop in Kuala Gandah. Run by the Wildlife Department, here they care for elephants being relocated to reserves from areas of habitat destruction. We arrived in time to feed some of those elephants that can't be relocated and see them take a bath in the river.
    After a couple of hours we continue driving to our final destination of the way.
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