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“you get to feed the deers” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Deerland Park

Deerland Park
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Private Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary and Kuala Selangor Fireflies Tour
Ranked #46 of 143 things to do in Pahang
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Owner description: The Deerland Park is a privately owned and managed deer park situated about 2km outside the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary in Pahang. The park has some 30 Indonesian deer.
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“you get to feed the deers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

deer feeding is the main attraction. there are also a few other deer species within the park along with several other animals.

this park could be better maintained and more species of animals for educational purposes. if you are on a tour to visit the nearby elephant sanctuary, this is a nice additional visit if time allows.

Visited January 2012
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“Close encounter with the deers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

We dropped by deerland, located in Bukit Rengit Lanchang, Pahang, after we visited the elephant sanctuary.
We were given cut potatoes to feed the deer through their fence.
If the kids are at certain height, they are allowed to feed the deers inside the fence. However, you may not one to take the risk since the hungry deers would actually tried to retrieve the potatoes stripes from your hands. We did notice some adults have great time feeding within inches. There was one kid who was 140cm that pushed to the ground by the hungry deer, which pawed on his body using its 2 feet while standing with another 2 feet on the ground. But, there was no injuries. The tip is do not fight with the deers for potatoes.. ;-)
We did not like the sight of sun bear which was chained and sat at a rock when the tourists went near to touch him. While the tourists were doing so, the worker poured the honey on its paws to distract it.
There were some other collection such as rabbits and ostrich in the park.

Visited August 2011
1 Thank ccpling
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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“worth the visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

for a small fee of US$3 you get to feed deers-they provide the food, physically interact with them, a guide to take you around and also physically interact with small animals including pythons, scenic wetlands, great vegetation around, several birds from other asian countries. this is 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur, in the state of Pahang in Lanchang. take plenty of water and snacks. a mile away from Kuala Gandah Elephant sanctuary also worth visiting. Lanchang is also a scenic village for fishing/relaxing in an equtorial jungle.

Visited November 2011
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Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
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“extremely disapointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2011

this is the 4th time and i was extremely disappointed to find out that the honey bear is no longer around. it was seized by the malaysian wildlife and national park superiors. some complained that the bear was unwell kept and it was taken away. i think the bear was kept well and fed well. it even gave birth to a cub. else it would of died before it had the chance to mate. animals here are kept and fed way bttr for the animals in the zoo. pls bring the bear back. with direct contact with the bear, children will learn to appreciate, love and care for animals compared to just observing it from a distance like which is done in zoos.

Visited October 2011
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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“This place is appalling, cruel, and should have been shut down long ago”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

I find it difficult to imagine any 'positive' reviews on here are anything but propaganda by parties with a vested interested in this park.

The negative reviewers here are correct - I've written elsewhere regarding this park and can't believe nothing has been done about it yet. The deer seemed to be okay as they're relatively easy to care for, but the captive bears just bring tears to the eye. When I visited they also had lots of domestic-type house cats - though feral I think - living in cages! Also a couple of small monkeys (macaques) in miserable little aviary-structures with no stimulation whatsoever. It just broke my heart.

Who could ever think this is acceptable, let alone 'fun' to visit?!

Visited October 2010
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