Anyways, the last time I went back to my dad's kampung (which was last month), me, my dad and my lil' bro went there for a verry short visit (we didn't get to go to the Deer Land though, cuz by the time we got there, the place was already closed! sob sob..). =(
Just so you know, I've always love animals! Well, not all la (cicak/lipas is a BIG NO NO!).
But, no matter how ugly or big or slimy or fierce the creature is, as long as it does not bite me, or harm me, I can deal with it! But well.. jarang sangat nak berlaku kan? isk.
If only I could touch them without they causing me harm or whatever that is not very pleasing to my sensation, I'd love to touch and feel and look at it closely and belek2 all the animals (or other things) that is existed in this world! Seriously.
I have ride a horse, an elephant, camel, belit with ular, touch the ugly froggy, the fierce tiger, the cute koala, kangaroos, iguana, monkeys, birds, cats of course and etc etc.. (Oh I love animals! hehe)
But in cicak's case, I know the thing cannot harm me that much, but.. I just can't handle that little creature! Eeeek. =S
Anyway, since I was a very little girl, I always love and wanted to explore more about this whole flora and fauna that God created on this earth. It all started when I was just 10 years old, I learned Science back then in school. I really love that subject. I always get an A for science (Oh and geography too - when I was in high school! I love any subjects that has to do with God's creation! hehe). hmm.. I still remember, I memorized every single thing in that super thick science books (chapters and topics from std 4 to std 6). I even remember which topic is on what page! Gosh. Gile geek, dowh! hahaha ;p
And then, perasaan ingin tahu/suka about all these flora fauna thing makin kuat when my dad brought us balik kampung(every month) to Pahang. At that time, I was just about 10, 11 years old and along the way to Pahang, I always looked out the car window and see such beautiful trees and forest and everything else, that were along the Banjaran Titiwangsa. I used to secretly cried when I see all these things! haha. (Because they are just so wonderful to me! If only I can tell you and describe exactly how I feel and think, about this whole universe.) hmm.. nvm..
I am very curious about all the things that He has created for us. I thought about a lot of things that sometimes friends called me a weirdo. haha. If only I have the courage and ability to kaji the universe. I mean, yeah know many great people have done that. But I just.. umm..
I wanna experience it myself.. I mean, I wanna know more and moreee cuz I know there are millions and tons of things that I don't know of and that we all have yet to discover! heh. =P
Sometimes I find myself asking stupid questions that I ter-annoyed people. Sorry! I know, I ask & wonder more than a 3 year old kid would. But that's just me. Nak buat macam mane.. Saya suka ambil tahu tentang sesuatu dengan sangat detail lar. heh =P
Alamak.. saya nak cerita benda lain sebernarnya.. haha. Lain pulak haku cerita! LOL ;p
(Does anything that I have just said make any sense at all? haha. Nvm. Just don't mind me lah. I'm just being Wani - who always, always have a hard time explaining things. haha)
Okay, back to the elephant conservation centre story.
The concept of this place is like an open zoo. You can get really up close and very personal with the animals! You can touch them, ride them, feed them, and even bathe with them! You can enjoy being with these gentle creatures all by yourself! How cool isn't it? =)
The place was established in 1985 by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, it is manned by the personnel of the department’s Elephant Capture and Translocation Unit. The centre cares for the endangered and fully protected Malaysian elephants. It also takes in orphaned and abandoned elephants and is sometimes known as the Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary.
The programs and activities would start at around 2 pm every day. So if you wanna go there, you have to be there early or else, you'll miss out all the fun. Like we did, unfortunately. isk.
We arrived there at around 430pm. (The place close at 5 pm, I think. Forgot already.)
And we only managed to take some photos with the elephant before they close the centre.
So here are some of the pics that I managed to take for about half an hour before the place closed! huhu
P/s: We didn't get to go to the Deerland. I think that one is so much more interesting than this one, cuz they have peacock and deers and beruang,etc in there!! Ohh! I sooo want to hold the bear la! Dia tido terlentang! comel je!! Tak sabar nak balik kampung lagi.. hehe ;)
Oh, you can view more pictures and read about the place, here.
P/ss: Kawan-kawan.. marilah kita ke Zoo Negara! or Night Safari ke... Jom la.. Jom la!! Kite baru habis mid term ni.. hehe ;P