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Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village

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Kuala Berang, Malaysia
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About Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village
Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village ( KECV ) is the latest addition to Tasik kenyir's vast attractions, it was built in 2012 and cover of 256 hectares of land, but only 20% of the area are developed and the rest of them remain untouched. The purpose of keeping the 80% area untouched is to protect the wild also the forest. The main concept of KECV is to educate public about the habitat and behaviour of the elephant and brighten up the nature atmosphere to the public. Additionally, Canopy walk are built for tourism to experience a majestic adventure with different viewing angle for the habitat of elephant and discover the scenic view of the nature forest. Overall, KECV is not only a calm and relaxing destination. It is a place to allow tourism to go wild and interact with the elephant and promising eco-adventure for the tourism.
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Collin626 wrote a review Jan 2020
Malaysia8 contributions1 helpful vote
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U can shower with Elephant, Place is clean, elephant is clean There are no public transport to there, must own drive. Not recommend take ur lunch there, not much choice
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Date of experience: December 2019
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JnReid3 wrote a review Oct 2019
Irvine, United Kingdom95 contributions72 helpful votes
This is a conservation area for elephants that have been abandoned or lost. They take the elephants, train them, bring them together as a new herd family then release them. There were three adorable baby elephants when we were there and the owner turned up and was clearly loved by the elephants. There was a show then, sort of like watching dogs do tricks but instead it was elephants and then we got to the river and go in while the elephants bathed. It was all lovely and home spun. They should have opened the gift shop when we were leaving, they didn't, they weren't organised with food for the elephants which we could have bought. I am incredibly supportive of anything that stops the decline of the local elephant population. I wish it every success. Please go and support. The elephants are so adorable.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Eke wrote a review Jul 2019
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Today we went to the elephant park. Before we went we saw really different reviews and decided to see it by ourselves. We really regret that we went there. We saw awful things. The Elephants were chained by a very short rope. They were really nervous and bored. The caretakers walked with a stick in their hands, On the stick was a spike. The caretakers where busy with their phone while they taking care of the elephants. There was an option to ride on the animals and feed them . When the elephants didn’t listen they were hurt. When we asked the caretakers why they animals are chained they said different resons: they were new so they had to get used to the park or otherwise the visors can’t see the animals good. The nature in the park was really beautiful, so the animals could be free. Please don’t go to the park and do not support this organisation.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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DSB wrote a review May 2019
Wokingham, United Kingdom125 contributions92 helpful votes
No conservation, a zoo. You pay 100MYA to get in which is extortionate. The whole place is laid out very well. It looks very impressive. However the first elephants you see are chained up waiting for their trainers as I'm told. Are those the trainers that permanently on their mobile phones. You then get to see the elephants which are kept in cages. You then get to ride one for 100yrds. There's then a personal interaction with the elephant. Then watching the elephant sway back and fourth continually to be told that it's getting rid of flies. I thought it had it's tail for that. I Google the swaying and it says this "You have probably encountered elephants in captivity at some point, and maybe you noticed them displaying abnormal behavior like swaying back and forth or bobbing their head. ... This causes them to become mentally distressed, which leads them to perform abnormal behaviors". I don't recommend coming here and I wish I never had.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Uniconst wrote a review May 2019
Weybridge, United Kingdom275 contributions113 helpful votes
Unless you’re with a tour group you’ll need a car as this place is quite a way into Kenyir National Park. When you arrive parking’s a snip in the big car park at the front. It’s RM100 per adult, less for kids and there are other concessions that I didn’t understand. After traversing the enjoyable, quite high and long aerial walkway you arrive at an arena and get up close with around 10 rescued elephants. Now at this point it’s going to split opinions with some conscientious objectors getting all wound up but I honestly think the animals seemed very happy. They performed a little show and the mahouts seemed to use voice commands and no force. We got soaked because we foolishly sat at the front but the plus was that we also hand fed the elephants. We declined to go for a ride but did watch them all having one of their 6 daily baths in the river that runs through the sanctuary. I personally loath zoos and circuses but this place aims to rehabilitate and look after rescued elephants as best as it can and you only get to interact with the animals who like people and who are in a good mood at the time, or so we were told. I think it’s worth a visit and I know kids will love the place.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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