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Elephant Breeding Centre

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Baadreni Road, Sauraha 32909, Nepal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place will be distressing to most visitors. Elephants over 2 years old with one leg chained to a post only 5 metres long. Watching them go through repetitive movement as they can not go far is not good. All in the name of being...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HomerJSimpson01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the elephant breeding center expecting to find elephants roaming inside a big enclosure, but in reality, the animals are all chained. The place is called breeding center but it’s also a training center, so it’s not unusual to see elephants bring beaten...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fra_Buk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here as part of a tour, and after a fantastic early morning canoe ride. The elephants are chained, you can see young elephants being ‘trained’ with chains and metal rods, many elephants were rocking in their feet. I love the people of Nepal...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lesleytravelling
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

I went because I like elephants, but people who like elephants should avoid. Reading the information in the museum about how young elephants are trained with fire and hooks that pierce their ears, followed by seeing them all chained up (including one small elephant struggling...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CalHull
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

This place abuses elephants. We cant believe they are tied from the legs. It’s easy to tell how uncomfortable and imprisoned they feel. We have been told that the reason for this, is preservation. From our perspective, that makes no sense at all. They could...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank danicmpbll
Reviewed 6 February 2019

We walked around to look at the elephants since we were there but it was a sad place. I've seen elephants in Thailand treated humanly so it can be done. No excuse. The elephants are supposedly trained to patrol the park. Take a quick look,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ohiowanderer
Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

This breeding centre is very upsetting. We visited because my partner had not seen a baby elephant before, but we didn’t get past the information boards in reception, where they describe how they train baby elephants by starving them for a few days and then...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ellal598
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

If you want to see elephants displaying clear signs of depression, boredom and “cage fever” then look no further than this breeding centre. This is not a conservation programme - the elephants are kept to breed replacements for those used to work in the national...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Exploration53521
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

The center is very nice destination after having a canoe ride in the river where you can see baby elephants and the big elephants in the center They take them out at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM to the jungle so manage to be their...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 39alaag
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

If I could rate this a minus, I would! This was the most horrific experience of my life. We were lead to believe the ‘breeding camp’s main purpose was to rebuild the population of wild elephants. Sounds perfect however, each and every elephant within the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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7 March 2018|
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Response from phil59 | Reviewed this property |
A long way on poor roads. Did not notice any restaurants nearby, you would find these in Chitwan town.
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13 January 2018|
Response from canoefan | Reviewed this property |
Last year one of the elephant birth produced 2 babies at a time. They are growing up OK. This was the first time ever happened in all the breeding centers in the world.