The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, which lies within the Krau Wildlife Reserve, is the only one of its kind in Malaysia.
The centre’s main objective is to relocate elephants which natural habitats have been encroached for development, to a safer, more suitable, permanent area such as the Taman Negara. Orphaned elephants are also raised and given shelter here.
It is estimated that there are only 1,200 wild Asian Elephants, also known as Elephus Maximus, left in Malaysia and this is the only conservation centre set up to relocate these displaced pachyderms.
The elephants here have been rescued from all over Peninsula Malaysia, providing them a safe sanctuary in the wild.