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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Travel: Deerland, Lanchang

After getting our badges for activities at 2pm at the Elephant Sanctuary, we proceeded to Deerland which was just a stone throw away.














Deerland Park is a privately owned and managed park. Entrance fee is RM6 for adults and RM3 for children below 12 years old.

They used to have sun bear. However, according to the notice we saw on the front gate, the sun bears were handed back to the Department of Wildlife and National Parks and soon more animals from the park would be taken away. I am unsure of the reason for this but a quick check on the net showed that there had been a number of complaints about cruelty to the sun bears.
















Upon entering, we were greeted by the sight of around twenty Javan Deer ranging from full grown bucks to fawns. The person in charge gave us a bucket of food each for feeding. As I watched a few deer paw on a kid holding a food bucket, I immediately knew I did not want to get into the deer enclosure. So, I stood outside the fence and threw food to the hungry looking deer.















This Deerland has more than just deer. We also saw various birds including Pheasant...















Vulturine Guineafowl...















Peacocks...





















Ostrich...





















Mandarin Ducks...





















and Quails...
















Adam got his hands on a Python too. I was not as brave... :p So, I just stood watch and took pictures of him.





















There were also a number of rabbits.





















Deerland Park was more like a mini zoo. As it was still not very commercialized, there were not too many people and we could walk around at our own pace. Cameras were allowed and thus, the many pictures we managed to take.

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