Deerland Park Lanchang Pahang Visit Malaysia
Deerland Park Lanchang is one of best attractions in Pahang and located near the famous Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary & Krau Wildlife Reserve. Read here for more information about attraction in Malaysia.
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- Location: Pahang Malaysia
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Deerland Park Lanchang Pahang
Deerland, despite its name, is actually a small family-owned petting zoo located near Kuala Gandah in Pahang. Yes, Kuala Gandah as in the place where the Elephant Sanctuary is located. You can read about the Elephant Sanctuary by clicking on this link. As a small zoo, Deerland Park Lanchang Pahang is probably not a destination as of itself, but combined with a visit with the Elephant Sanctuary, can be a useful complement to the sanctuary, especially if you arrive early in Kuala Gandah before the activities start there at around 1:30pm onwards.
To get there is basically the same as described in the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary write-up, only when you reach the fork in the road with the green signboard, take the road to the right which heads towards Bukit Rengit. About a couple of minutes after the junction you will arrive at Deerland. Park along the side of the road under the shade of the trees. No parking fees involved.
Ticket prices are a mystery as it did not appear to be displayed anywhere and there are probably double-pricing strategies in play i.e., different prices for locals and foreigners. Anyway, as locals we were told to pay RM6 per person and given a ticket showing RM5 crossed out. Probably RM10 for non-Malaysians?
The address is Bukit Rengit road, Lanchang, Pahang. Tel: 013-967 6242. Business Hours: 10.30am – 5.30pm; (Friday off) and the admission Fee: RM6 (MYKAD holder, adult); RM4 (child).
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After passing a cage with birds, you will come to a man at a makeshift stand. In exchange for your coupons, he will give you a small basket of potatoes cut into strips to feed the deer. You will then come to a large fenced-up enclosure where the deer freely roam under the trees. There is no grass or undergrowth within the enclosure, probably eaten by the deer to leave just bare earth.
The deer have a pretty big area to run around and generally seem well treated. Unlike other zoos, you can get to feed and pet them which makes it more memorable. On one of our earlier visits, one of the staff even allowed us to go into the enclosure and spend time with the deer.
Next to the deer enclosure is an ostrich. This guy is a bit fierce. After the deer enclosure, there are a few other cages containing various types of birds and one containing cats, apparently, they are “Bengal cats”. Among the bird enclosures, there are indian peafowls. One of the peacocks opened his tail for us to admire. Next to the hedgehog enclosure are three cages containing pythons. If you are not squeamish, the staff will take the snake out of the enclosure and drape it around your neck for that photo opportunity. Apparently, the snakes only eat once a month. Or so we were told by the staff.
Further along the trail, we came across a couple of super cute prairie dogs. We could have probably spent all day looking at the antics of these 2 rodents. Standing on their hind legs, looking at you, these comical creatures stood watching us while chewing on kuaci (sunflower seeds) as if we were their daily entertainment. Deerland is not a big zoo, you could probably breeze through it in half-an-hour. Also, with the advent of political correctness, you may find zoos in general something you wish to avoid.
It is true that some of the cages in Deerland, especially for the birds seem a little small and some of the animals like the raccoons look distressed, but the vast majority of the other animals, especially the deer seem to be content and well looked after. Kids especially will get a kick out of feeding and petting the animals. A nice enough stopover on the way to the Elephant Sanctuary.
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Lanchang, 28500, Pahang
Telephone: 019-302 0012 / Office Number: +609 279 7249