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  • Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Duration:  10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Phnom Tamao Zoological Park and Wildlife Rescue Center! Work alongside the bear keepers as you learn to care for and feed animals at the largest sun bear sanctuary in the world. Proceeds from your tour directly help support the care of hundreds of bears, as well as other animals, rescued from the wildlife trade. Round-trip hotel transport from Phnom Penh and a Cambodian-style picnic lunch are included with your full-day tour. Numbers are limited to 7 people, ensuring personalized attention from your professional guide.


  • Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center day trip from Phnom Penh
  • Support the care of rescued sun bears at the sanctuary
  • Get hands-on experience alongside professional animal keepers
  • Learn about the illegal poaching and trafficking of Cambodia’s wildlife from your guide
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch with Cambodian dishes
  • Round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned vehicle included
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 7 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Sun Bear Keeper for a Day: Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center Day Trip

Sun Bear Keeper for a Day: Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center Day Trip

When your professional guide picks you up from your hotel in Phnom Penh, drive approximately 27 miles (45 km) to the Phnom Tamao Zoological Park and Wildlife Rescue Center, Cambodia’s only official wildlife sanctuary!

Start your full-day tour of the rescue center, which includes a sun bear sanctuary, with an orientation behind the scenes. During your small-group tour, learn firsthand what it requires to look after more than 100 bears that have been rescued from restaurants, markets and other illegal wildlife traders. Meet the bear keepers and learn how the animals are cared for as you roll up your sleeves and lend a hand. You’ll help prepare meals, enrichment toys and special treats, and then hide the food in the bear’s enclosures.

(Please note: You will not be able to hold, touch or have any direct contact with the bears or other animals at the wildlife center.)

Enjoy Cambodian dishes for a picnic lunch before resuming your experiential tour. Discover what keeps these animals healthy on a daily basis as they thrive in their forested sanctuary. By participating in this unique experience, you'll contribute directly to support the care of the sun bears as well as 1,000 other wild animals rescued from illegal poaching and trafficking at the sanctuary.

At day’s end, receive a commemorative 'Free the Bears Fund' t-shirt before your guide transports you back to your hotel. You’ll leave knowing that you’ve assisted the conservation efforts and upkeep of these beautiful bears, and other endangered animals!
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