The Ch. Surinder Singh Elephant Rehabilitation Centre (ERC) is situated at Ban Santour, Yamunanagar, Haryana and is a project undertaken by the Haryana Forest Department, Government of Haryana in collaboration with Wildlife SOS. The objective of the centre is to rehabilitate and provide a high degree of veterinary care, treatment, and enrichment to facilitate recovery for elephants that were found astray, injured, abused, exploited, maimed, orphaned, trapped, sick, and treated cruelly by owners or handlers/mahouts, and also such elephants that are held in illegal custody or with improper/incomplete ownership papers in violation of laws. Such elephants are rescued and confiscated by the forest department and brought to the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre for proper care and rehabilitation.

This centre houses 4 elephants, and covers 400 acres of land with a natural water pond in which the elephants enjoy taking natural mud baths. Our elephants at the centre enjoy a free stroll through the forest throughout the day and are free to do as they please.


Ch. Surinder Singh Elephant Rehabilitation Centre, Ban Santour, Yamunanagar, Tahri, Haryana 135021


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