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Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

National Road 2 | Takmao Province, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 95 970 175
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Ranked #8 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Behind-the-scenes tours with Wildlife Alliance allow private access to the tiger dens, baby animals in nursery, the elephant enclosure (for feeding... more » Owner description: Behind-the-scenes tours with Wildlife Alliance allow private access to the tiger dens, baby animals in nursery, the elephant enclosure (for feeding and bathing elephants, walking them through the forest, getting painted in a new t-shirt by humanely trained Lucky, watching Chhouk's training to change his prosthetic foot) and a personalized tour complete with rescue stories of the animals. Tour proceeds go directly to the rescue and care of wildlife. Tour information is shown above (see Website) or go to Wildlife Alliance - Get Involved - Phnom Tamao Wildlife Tours.With over 1,200 animals including elephants, tigers, bears, gibbons, crocodiles, leopards and many others, the wildlife rescue center can be visited as a day-trip from Phnom Penh. The center can be visited independently, or through Interactive Wildlife Tours with Wildlife Alliance (to raise money for the rescue, care & release of elephants, tigers and other wildlife), or through bear keeper visits or volunteering with Free the Bears (to raise money for bear care) or with independent tour operators.Most animals at the center were rescued from the illegal wildlife trade by the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team, a patrol team created by an environmental non-profit organization called Wildlife Alliance (a non-profit organization) in coordination with the Cambodian Government. Animals rescued are released back into the wild whenever possible or they are given a home at the Wildlife Rescue Center for as long as needed. Many of the species are listed as Endangered or Vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The largest zoo in Cambodia, Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) was established in 1995. Since 2001, PTWRC has been run by the Cambodian Forestry Administration in partnership with Wildlife Alliance. Wildlife Alliance animal husbandry specialists, veterinarians, and care takers assist in the feeding and care of animals and operations at this government-run facility set over 6,000 acres of protected regenerating forest. Other NGOs are involved in PTWRC by providing care for specific animals: Free the Bears, Fauna & Flora International, Conservation International. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had a day we will never forget at the Behind-the-Scenes Wildlife Tour. I've been to the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre before, but without a guide, and this time it felt like we were in an entirely different place. The Rescue Centre is huge, and there are many parts that you cannot get access to, but that you are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took the 'Behind the Scenes' tour with Wildlife Alliance and I'm so glad we did! Our guides Emma & Nikki were fantastic & gave us so much information & insight. It was such an awesome experience to get up close to animals such as elephants, gibbons, monkeys & tigers. All of the animals we met & saw were so... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Coming to Cambodia and Southeast Asia, there are many attractions with local animals and wildlife to participate in. But choices matter and you can make a positive or negative impact on local issues by choosing what you attend and what you buy. Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center is definitely one of the responsible and sustainable choices and places to visit.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Drove here on a scooter from Phnom penh, which was rough. The park has lots of wildlife and all seem to have quite alot of space. The was a serious lack of information everywhere but the Bear area and it wasn't quite clear where to go. All in all a nice visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a great day at the Wildlife rescue center. Emma and Nikki gave us lots of information about the animals itself as well as why they were there in the first place. It was all very relaxed, time enough to see and experience everything. We loved Lucky the elephant and the little monkeys we got to get close to.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Had a great day at the zoo (more like animal sanctuary). The work they are doing is great and am happy to help support it.

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Edmonds, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Up clue to many animals-Make sure to feed sugar cane to the elephants at the end. Take water-it is dusty and hot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have just come back from a 3 week tour of Asia and one of the highlights for me was a behind the scenes tour (organised by The Wildlife Alliance) at this park. From meeting and walking with Lucky the Elephant (and having a t shirt painted!) through to stroking a Tiger ( so soft!) and to going in with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The behind the scenes tour is well, WELL worth the $150. 1. Consider, To go to a Zoo in the western world and get a photo taken / spend 10 minutes in with a monkey, or tiger or something..... you would be paying $200+ 2. This tour not only gives you all the info - they pick you up and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you are an animal lover, this is for you. This organization is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and if possible releasing animals back into the wild. You can walk the areas yourself for a nominal amount or you can take the tour. We chose the tour and loved it. Worth every penny. My partner is an animal lover and the... More

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Phnom Tamao WRC T, Rescue Wildlife Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this review

Thank you Ann for your wonderful review, we had a great day with you both too! We are so grateful for donors like you that give a bit more in order to participate in our behind-the-scenes tour, 100% of your donation goes to the care, food and rehabilitation of the animals at the center. Thank you again for your support... More

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