Calauit Island Safari Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a game reserve and wildlife sanctuary located in Calauit Island, a 3,700 hectare island in the Calamian Islands chain that lies off the coast of Palawan in the MIMAROPA region of the Philippines. It is known for its wildlife sanctuary with a substantial population of African animals, including giraffes, zebras, and antelopes, as well as local fa ...
una that all roam freely in a game reserve created in the 1970s.
Endangered local species are also protected in the sanctuary. As of 2005, these included 1,200 Calamian deer, 22 mousedeer, 4 Palawan bearcats, 5 crocodiles, and 2 wild pigs. The sanctuary has also been home to Palawan peacock pheasants, porcupines, sea eagles, wildcats, scaly anteaters, and pythons. There have also been programs to rejuvenate and protect the island's marine resources, forests, and mangroves. In the island's waters live dugongs, sea turtles, and giant clams. Calauit's coral reefs, once badly damaged by invasive fishing practices, have recovered and are now rich breeding grounds for fish and crustaceans.
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Coron is one of the four towns that make up Calamianes or Calamian Group of Islands. It is made up of around 51 islands and islets, and home to seven enchanting lakes which are sacred cultural sites of Tagbanua tribe. Of these seven lakes, only two are open to public - Kayangan and Barracuda Lake. The other five, including Cabugao Lake which is the biggest and believed to be a lair of giant octopus, are hidden and restricted to general public.
Planning your trip to Philippines is not going to be easy. Yes, I said it. Truth be told, it wasn't easy for us at all. We booked our tickets to Manila from India just in a fluke. It was a hasty decision. And as you know, we usually regret otherwise great choices - not due to the conclusion, but due to the experience of choosing.
It has been around more than 3 years since the first time I visited Coron which has left me longing to come back. And when my friends and I decided to during my birth month, August, of this year, I did not think twice to say yes!
Calauit Safari Park is a game reserve and wildlife sanctuary located in Calauit Island, a 3,700 hectare island in the Calamian Islands chain that lies off the coast of Palawan in the MIMAROPA region of the Philippines. It is known for its wildlife sanctuary with a substantial population of African animals, including giraffes, zebras, and antelopes, as well as local fauna that all roam freely in a game reserve created in the 1970s.
From a run-down safari out of nowhere to shipwrecks scattered all over, Palawan's Coron isn't just a hidden gem of a beach destination. Go island-hopping and you'll find some unusual surprises.
PALAWAN, Philippines: Like many tourists, I recently went to Palawan fully expecting pristine lagoons, crystal clear waters with colourful reefs and white sand beaches.
What I did not expect, however, was being held hostage by a greedy giraffe.
On the second day of a quick holiday getaway with the family, we found ourselves stuck inside a small enclosure surrounded by giraffes and zebras, on an ...
Island hopping and snorkeling at the beautiful uncrowded Busuanga Island, Palawan, Philippines.