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Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

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Address: National Road 2 | Takmao Province, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 95 970 175
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Description: With over 1,200 animals including elephants, tigers, bears, gibbons...
With over 1,200 animals including elephants, tigers, bears, gibbons, crocodiles and leopards, the wildlife rescue center is a fantastic day trip from Phnom Penh. Several all inclusive tours are available! The Behind-the-scenes tours with Wildlife Alliance allow access to private staff areas - tiger dens, nursery with the baby animals and an opportunity to be a human jungle gym for rescued macaque monkeys, elephant enclosure for hand feeding and watching gentle rewards based training as Chhouk's prosthetic foot is changed, and a personalized tour complete with rescue stories of the animals. This is a fundraising tour and 100% of profits go directly to the rescue, rehabilitation, care and release of wildlife. Tour information is shown above (see contact website and email). Volunteer and Bear Keeper for a Day programs are available with Free the Bears, allowing behind-the-scenes access with the sun and moon bears and profits go to their care. There are also several independent tour operators, or you can visit independently, although the centre coveres 6,000 acres and signs are yet to be finalised! Established in 1995 by the Cambodian Forestry Administration, the day to day running is now done in partnership with Wildlife Alliance, with specific animals cared for by other NGO's Free the Bears, Fauna & Flora International, Conservation International. Most animals at the center were rescued from the illegal wildlife trade by the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team, a patrol team created by Wildlife Alliance in coordination with the Cambodian Government. Where ever possible, rescued animals are released back into the wild, or if release is not possible they are given a home at the centre for as long as needed. Many of the species are listed as Endangered or Vulnerable and now part of important conservation breeding programs or act as ambassador animals to promote conservation.
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Behind the Scenes Tour with the Wildlife Alliance

My husband and I had an amazing tour with the Wildlife Alliance. We were picked up at a central gas station and taken by car to the Rescue Center, stopping along the way to buy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had an amazing tour with the Wildlife Alliance. We were picked up at a central gas station and taken by car to the Rescue Center, stopping along the way to buy fruit for the Animals. Our guides, Niki and Emma, were really friendly and told us a lot about the animals, their care, their stories. They... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Went with friends and all i can say loved to see animals rescued. I would appreciate more if animals were taken well care off also. Seems authorities have not considered all safety aspects of animal or visitors, animal are lying in disgusting state. Need a alot of improvement.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The highlight of our recent trip to Cambodia was the behind the scenes tour with Wildlife Alliance to the Phnom Tamao Sanctuary out of Phnom Penh. A big thank you to Emma, Niki, Vuth and Chhun our wonderful guides, for an experience we’ll never forget. We are really impressed by the knowledge and passion they have for the animals at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Had a great time on this day trip. Was picked up from a central petrol station in PP and the drive was approx. 1.5 hours (would not recommend going by tuktuk). We stopped at a local market to purchase some fresh fruit to feed to the various animals the sanctuary have taken in. Mr Vhut and Mr Chun were an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center is a wonderful experience, seeing the incredibly dedicated and hard working staff try to save sun and moon bears and other animals rescued from the bear paw, exotic pet industry and from tiny disgusting cages. The enclosures are huge and the animals, whilst still in captivity, are safe, physically and mentally stimulated and well looked after.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I loved this place! They are doing great work and clearly care about the animals. This tour is a fundraising effort so you interact with some of the animals. It was very educational and fun. The priority always was the animals and not tourists. We greatly enjoyed it! I would recommend it to anyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We took a tuk tuk it was a long way out of town . We were a little disappointed we didn't see the elephants up close but it is amazing to see all the animals that have been rescued

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WildlifeRescueTours, Interactive Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, Barbara! We are glad you enjoyed your day but are sorry to hear you did not get to see the elephants up-close! If you ever visit again we suggest joining our behind-the-scenes tour, where guests have the chance to interact, walk with and feed some of our rescued elephants!... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great experience - learning and interacting with the elephants, cat family, bears, cheeky monkeys, gibbons, the popcorn binturong, playful otters and others!

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WildlifeRescueTours, Interactive Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our behind-the-scenes tour, Stalin! We had a wonderful time introducing you to our many animals, who we would not be able to care for without your support. Your donation by taking part in the behind the scenes tour will help us to continue our work and achieve our future goals.Thank you! -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I have been here twice and have enjoyed both the trip there by tuk tuk (although long) and the experience of visiting an active animal sanctuary. We took our one year old grand-daughter to visit also. We were met by a small troupe of children selling bananas and root vegetables for us to feed the animals. They are a friendly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

So good to know that most of these animals have been rescued and now live great lives. There is a baby elephant that was trapped in the forest and was rescued, now gas a prosthetic foot and otherwise would have feud if not rescued, a must visit .

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WildlifeRescueTours, Interactive Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Joanne. We are glad that you were able to come and meet our youngest elephant, Chhouk. We are so lucky he has taken so well to his prosthetic foot, and he is still able to run around and play! Thank you for supporting our conservation efforts through coming on our tour! - Adrian More 

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Address: Address: National Road 2 | Takmao Province, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 95 970 175
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh

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